SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training

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SKYWARN Weather Spotters are trained people on the ground who report actual conditions as they are occurring.  These reports help the National Weather Service to refine their forecasts and to issue more timely and accurate warnings of severe weather.  SKYWARN Weather Spotters are an important part of our public safety team here in Allen County.  Learn more about the SKYWARN program and sign up for our upcoming spotter training.

National Terrorism Advisory System

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The US Department of Homeland Security created the National Terrorism Advisory System to more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the American public.  It recognizes that Americans all share responsibility for the nation's security, and should always be aware of the heightened risk of terrorist attack in the United States and what they should do.  

Recently, US DHS has improved this system by adding the new advisory level of "Bulletin."  Bulletins, when issued, are intended to provide the American public with more flexible, timely and useful information regarding terrorist threats to Our Homeland.

For more information regarding the these new NTAS Bulletins, visit the National Terrorism Advisory System section on our Hometown Security page.

View NTAS Advisory Bulletin 2015.001-B regarding "self-radicalized" actors in the Homeland

"Ready: Whenever. Wherever"


The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) announced its new campaign: “Ready: Whenever. Wherever.”

The campaign is a continuation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “See Something, Say Something” campaign, which asks the public to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. It also encourages Hoosiers to be ready for emergencies or other threatening or violent behavior by considering the potential safety risks in their surroundings and knowing what to do.  

View their complete release regarding "Ready: Whenever. Wherever


If You See Something - Say Something

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We continue to monitor world and 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 attacks in France.  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.

Indiana Travel Status Mobile App is now available!

The State of Indiana has a free mobile app to provide Hoosiers with county travel status updates and alerts directly to their mobile devices.

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The Indiana Travel Advisory app is available to download for iPhone ( in the App Store, and Android ( in the Google Play Store.

pdfClick here for the press release