About DHSEM

Division Mission

Provide leadership and support to Colorado communities to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond and recover from all-hazard events including acts of terrorism.

Division Vision

Colorado communities are safe, secure and resilient from all-hazard events including acts of terrorism.

Division Values

We Value:

Building public trust and confidence through performance and partnerships.

Demonstrating a commitment to excellence reflected in the services, skills, collaborations, timeliness and understanding. Communication, transparency, consistency, compassion, innovation, personal excellence, mutual respect and teamwork.

Holding ourselves accountable to our partners and Colorado communities.

Honoring commitments, focus on outcomes and strive for the highest quality of service.

We are committed to our chosen profession and believe that the services we provide are essential.

Division Strategic Plan

The Division developed and adopted a Strategic Plan in December 2013.

History of Division

Pursuant to House Bill12-1283, the former Division of Emergency Management moved from the Department of Local Affairs to the newly created Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management under the Colorado Department of Public Safety, effective July 1, 2012. The division is now comprised of three offices:

DHSEM Division Level Organization Chart