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. 

Mission Statement

Through Partnerships, Planning & Trust the Allen County Office of Homeland Security will lead a coordinated effort to ensure the safety and security of Allen County and Northeast Indiana

Vision Statement

Leading transformational change to protect our citizens and secure our Homeland

Core Values

As a department of Allen County government, we embrace and work towards maintaining the Core Values of Allen County (pdf).  Each of the seven values help to identify who we are, who we serve, and what the expectation is for delivery of excellence in service to our residents every day. 

Local Plans

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan 2018 (pdf)

All-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2017

All-Hazard Mitigation Plan 2017 Attachments 

Allen County Code

Article 8 County EMA & Homeland Security (pdf)