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Homeland Security

The Homeland Security Department is a one-person office located at the Sulphur Law Enforcement Center. The main purpose of this department is to help deter a terrorism attack in Calcasieu Parish.

The duties of the Homeland Security Director is as follows:

  • Act as liaison officer between the various chemical refineries, industries, Office of Emergency Preparedness, other law enforcement agencies, and the CPSO;
  • Report and advise promptly to the CPSO Command Staff, all actual or suspected terrorist incidents, activities, and early indicators of a terrorist attack;
  • Initiate and maintain close liaison with members of the FBI Task Force;
  • Conduct security seminars to requesting industries and other law enforcement agencies;
  • Assist any industry with security matters as directed by CPSO Command Staff;
  • Conduct threat and vulnerability assessments when directed by staff;
  • Advise and assist the CPSO Command Staff on all security matters pertaining to CPSO;
  • Conduct any mission as so directed by the command staff.