Oakland County Homeland Security
Mission Statement: Dedicated to supporting our Cities, Villages, and Townships through a coordination of effort of logistical support during emergency operations by enhancing our all hazard preparedness posture with comprehensive homeland security initiatives and first responder training.
Disasters can strike at any time, anywhere. Oakland County Homeland Security Division develops and coordinates programs for natural, technological, national security and nuclear emergencies/disasters affecting Oakland County. This involves:
Mitigation: Eliminate, reduce or prevent long-term risk to human life and property from natural and man-made hazards.
Emergency Preparedness: Advance planning for an emergency that develops operational capabilities and facilitates an effective response in the event an emergency occurs.
Emergency Response: Action taken immediately before, during or directly after an emergency to save lives, minimize damage to property and enhance the effectiveness of recovery.
Recovery: Short-term activity to return vital life support systems to minimum operating standards and long term activity designed to return life to normal or improved levels.