Homeland Security

CTCOG Homeland Security Division is tasked with the administration of the Federal Homeland Security Grant Program for the Central Texas Region. We work closely with state and local emergency management coordinators, federal, state, county and municipal governments, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services, and emergency communications organizations. Our planning efforts include:

  • Emergency Communications – Radio and dispatch equipment
  • Hazard Mitigation – planning for natural disasters
  • Homeland Security – planning for man-made threats
  • Criminal Justice – Regional Law Enforcement training
  • Emergency Management – planning for a coordinated, multi-agency response effort
  • Public Education – outreach to educators and private citizens
  • Managing other federal grants

The CodeRED system provides regional emergency management agencies the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas, entire communities, selected groups, or the entire region.

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Resources

Our staff develops and maintains the following planning documents:

  • Region Emergency Response Plan
  • Hazard Mitigation Plan (Currently being developed)
  • Central Texas Council of Governments Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Guide (THIRA)

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CTCOG 2018 THIRA
Central Texas Council of Governments Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR)

CTCOG 2018 SPR
Central Texas Council of Governments Homeland Security Strategic Plan/Implementation Plan (IP)

2019 CTCOG HSSP Implementation Plan
Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Mass Fatality Management Plan

2017 CTCOG Mass Fatality Plan
Central Texas Council of Governments Radio Communications Interoperability 2017 Assessment Report

CTCOG 2017 Interoperability Assessment

Request for Applications (RFA)

There are currently no active RFAs.

Homeland Security Advisory Committee (HSAC)

The mission of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee is to facilitate regional homeland security activities such as assisting CTCOG staff in planning, coordinating, evaluating and recommending, prioritizing projects for grants received from the State of Texas. The committee was created in 2009 and operates under these by-laws.

HSAC Bylaws

CodeRED Notification System

The CodeRED system provides regional emergency management agencies the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas, entire communities, selected groups, or the entire region.

The CodeRED system was selected in order to provide individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the database; this is an extremely important feature. Citizens who previously registered their phone number with a different emergency notification provider (for example, through their city) must re-register with the new CodeRED system in order to be included.

Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers and email contacts can be entered as well. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.

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Call 1-836-939-0911 or 254-770-2200 if you need help with registration.