Welcome to the Governor's Office of Homeland Security
Welcome to the official website of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security.
From the day I became Governor, one of my top priorities has been to ensure the public safety of all Pennsylvanians.
The Office of Homeland Security, formed after events of September 11, 2001, focuses on a range of important security needs and hazard services.
In 2010 we redesigned the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC) as a statewide, all-hazards fusion center.
Pennsylvania's center integrates state intelligence efforts with federal and local authorities allowing information to be more easily shared across levels and sectors of government for analysis.
In November 2011 the Office of Homeland Security was relocated to the Pennsylvania State Police Headquarters, next to the PaCIC. It provides the office with better access to highly sensitive security information and to foster better information sharing among state and local agencies. After having consolidated all of the best intelligence gathering entities at one location, I appointed State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan as the new Pennsylvania Homeland Security Advisor.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security is charged with enhancing our information and intelligence sharing capabilities with law enforcement on a state, local and national level, focusing on prevention, protection and mitigation.
Together with our fellow state agencies and departments, as well as federal and local officials, we will work to always keep Pennsylvanians safe and secure.
Tom Corbett, Governor