What We Do

It is the job of the Allen County Office of Homeland Security to lead a coordinated effort which promotes a safer, less-vulnerable county with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other human-caused and technological disasters. 

We also help to lead the planning for and coordinating the operations of public safety support to large events in Allen County.  Whether it’s an annual festival, a special visitor, an air show with our military partners, or a Farm Tour concert during harvest season, Working Together through Partnerships, Planning and Trust is how we get things done here in Allen County. 

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Who We Are

The Allen County Office of Homeland Security is created locally under Allen County Code Title 8, Article 8 (pdf).  It serves as the local agency responsible for disaster preparedeness and coordination of response as defined by Indiana Code 10-14-3-17.  The Director of Homeland Security serves as the county emergency management and disaster director.  The local emergency management and preparedness program is overseen by the Allen County Homeland Security Advisory Council.

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Partners

The Allen County Office of Homeland Security leads a whole community approach to preparedness.  Through strong, inclusive, trusting partnerships we work collaboratively with our community partners to secure our homeland.  Our diverse community consists of all individuals, families, and organizations, including most vulnerable community members.  We know that when disaster strikes, it will be the local individuals and institutions who respond - together.  

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Contact Us

Address

Allen County Office of Homeland Security
Edwin J. Rousseau Centre
1 E. Main St Suite 754
Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

Office Phone Number

260-449-4663

Office Hours

M-F, 8:00am - 4:30 pm

Email

Homeland Security Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Planning Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Operations Coordinator:

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Amateur Radio RACES Call Sign/Frequencies

WB9YER  145.530 packet (unattended); 146.940/repeater and 442.99375/D-Star repeater (both monitored intermittantly)