David W. Purkey
Homeland Security Advisor
Tennessee Office of Homeland Security
Phone: (615) 532-7825
Fax: (615) 253-5379
Tennessee is divided into eleven Homeland Security Districts to provide organized, coordinated multi-county teams that maximize efforts to prevent, protect against and respond to manmade or natural incidents. This organization allows for wise use of limited resources of funds, personnel, equipment and time by building mutually supporting and interoperable programs across the state.
For district information, please click on the above district numbers.
The Tennessee Office of Homeland Security has the primary responsibility and authority for directing statewide activities pertaining to the prevention of, and protection from, terrorist related events. This responsibility includes the development and implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated strategy to secure the state from terrorist threats and attacks. Further, the office of Homeland Security serves as a liaison between federal, state and local agencies, and private sector on matters relating to the security of our state and citizens.