The main function of the Department Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is to safely and
effectively manage technological and natural disasters. This is done
through the management of the preparation, response and recovery phase
of any incident. This office works closely with parish employees, fire
department personnel, local, state and federal law enforcement, industry
and hospitals, the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness and
numerous other agencies, to assist the public during a disaster.
The 9-1-1 Office is also located within this department. This office assists residents in creating new addresses, and administers and manages the 9-1-1 Communications System. In addition all Parish Public Safety
Communications and Radio systems are coordinated by this office.