State of Georgia
Department of Public Safety
The Georgia Department of Public Safety oversees the day-to-day operations of the Georgia State Patrol, Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division. The Georgia State Patrol is responsible for enforcing traffic and criminal laws and investigating traffic crashes. Capitol Police are responsible for preventing and deterring criminal acts as well as enforcing traffic regulations throughout Capitol Hill. The Motor Carrier Compliance Division conducts safety inspections of commercial motor vehicles and inspects highway hazmat shipments.
Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency provides a comprehensive and aggressive all-hazards approach to homeland security initiatives, mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and special events to protect life and property as well as prevent and reduce any effects of terrorism and natural disasters in Georgia. Visit the agency’s website for information on disaster preparedness.
Visit the Houston County Emergency Management Agency website for information on weather alerts, missing child alerts and the local emergency operations plan.