New National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin Issued

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin.  This new bulletin outlines the growing concern for Homegrown Violent Extremists who could strike with little or no notice anywhere in the United States.  It emphasizes the importance of increased individual vigilance and awareness.  Learn more about the National Terrorism Advisory System and view the latest NTAS Bulletin under our Hometown Security section.

If You See Something - Say Something

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We continue to monitor national events and are prepared to take necessary precautions for citizens.  No threat information with regard to Indiana has been identified. Hoosiers are urged to be vigilant in the wake of the most recent attack in Florida.  The Allen County Office of Homeland Security reminds people that “if they see something suspicious, say something” by contacting our office using the contact information above or by using the tabs to the right on this page.  If danger is imminent, call 911.

Hometown Security Starts at Home

Preparedness Kit

 Our county becomes better-prepared and more-resilient when we all do our part to be ready.

Preparing for the unexpected doesn't have to be hard.  Keep it simple.  Focus on the basics:  Be Informed; Make a Plan; Build a Kit; Get involved.  Visit for some great ideas that you can make your own.   Get involved in your own hometown security

Severe Weather Preparedness

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Now is the time to prepare for severe weather in Indiana.

Severe weather can happen at any time in Indiana but the Spring and Summer can be a particularly violent time for weather.  Sudden changes in temperature and conditions usually mean violent storms – some capable of causing severe damage and threaten our personal safety.  Take some time today to learn about severe weather in Indiana.  Prepare yourself and your family to be Ready:  Whenever.  Wherever.

To find out more about preparing for severe weather and floods, visit Visit the Ready website at  or in Spanish at .  For preparedness information in other languages visit

Learn more about severe weather preparedness from our Parners in Preparedness at the

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pdf2016 Severe Weather Preparedness Brochure