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

Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management employees will build public trust and confidence through performance and partnerships.  Employees will achieve this by demonstrating a commitment to excellence reflected in the services, skills, collaborations, timeliness and understanding we provide to those we support, and to those we garner support from.

As representatives of state government, and as individuals, we value communication, transparency, consistency, compassion, innovation, personal excellence, mutual respect and teamwork.  We hold ourselves accountable to our partners and Colorado communities by honoring commitments, focusing on outcomes and striving 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:

  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Office of Preparedness
  • Office of Prevention and Security/CIAC