Exploring Emergency Management Topics

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness oversees a vast array of vital services related to securing communities against disasters and crises of all kinds. On this page, discover featured topics to learn more about NOHSEP's roles.

Emergency Preparedness Branch

The Emergency Preparedness Branch administers the City's crisis and consequence management system, including developing and maintaining plans for emergencies and special events. 

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Safeguarding New Orleans Through Emergency Management

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) spearheads disaster planning, response and recovery citywide. We bolster resilience and capacity to mitigate emergencies from floods to chemical spills.

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Grounds Patrol

The NOHSEP Grounds Patrol Division ensures security and asset protection for City-owned facilities, properties and outdoor public areas across New Orleans.

From routine encampment resolution, trespassing deterrence and regular safety sweeps to damage repairs, stolen equipment recovery and emergency boarding/sealing - Grounds Patrol deploys dedicated officers daily to safeguard taxpayer in

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Radio Shop

The Citywide Radio Shop manages mobile and handheld P25 radios that enable interagency communications for New Orleans government teams.

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Real-Time Crime Center

The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security boldly protects communities by operating the city’s state-of-the-art, 24/7 Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC). This nerve center proactively monitors locations across the city using advanced technology to provide critical intelligence to first responders in real time

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Special Considerations

NOLA Ready is committed to providing all community members with fair access to emergency readiness services regardless of the language they use.

We strive to ensure meaningful language access for all services provided before, during and after disasters.

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