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Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli-Kansas Adjutant General

2800 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66611

Homeland Security Advisory System


Kansas Homeland Security, within the Adjutant General's Department, coordinates statewide activities pertaining to the prevention of and protection from terrorist-related events.  This involves all aspects of prevention/mitigation, protection/preparedness, response and recovery.  Kansas Homeland Security serves as a liaison between federal, state and local agencies and the private sector on matters relating to the security of Kansas and its citizens.

 Kansas Homeland Security Areas of Concentration:

  • Awareness - Identify and understand terrorist threats against and within Kansas.
  • Prevention - Detect, deter and mitigate terrorist threats to Kansas.
  • Protection - Safeguard our citizens, their freedoms, property and the economy of Kansas from acts of terrorism.
  • Response - Assist in coordinating the response to terrorist-related events.

State Priorities for Homeland Security

  • Implement the National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework.
  • Expand regional collaboration, both intra- and interstate, with an emphasis on food and agriculture security.
  • Implement the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.  This includes a cyber security plan in conjunction with the State's Information Technology Department.
  • Strengthen information sharing and collaboration capabilities.
  • Strengthen interoperable communications capabilities.
  • Strengthen chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive detection, response and decontamination capabilities.
  • Strengthen medical surge and mass prophylaxis capabilities.
  • Strengthen emergency operations planning and citizen protection capabilities.
  • Develop the Kansas Critical Infrastructure Protection Plan.
  • Identify critical infrastructure and key resources that meet national and state criteria.
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Emergency Information

Click here for emergency preparedness information, safety awareness information and general information about severe weather and other potential emergencies that Kansans should be prepared for.

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