Welcome to the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security website. Here you will find information about the Office of the Secretary and the various agencies that make up this Cabinet Department.
The mission of the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security is to provide a safe and secure state by ensuring the proper response to all levels, manners and phases of emergencies, disasters and crimes. The role of the Office of the Secretary is to provide support, oversight and guidance to agencies involved in all facets of public safety. This includes law enforcement and other first response agencies, as well as the state's criminal justice, correctional and homeland security systems. It was renamed from the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS) on May 28, 2020.