Homeland Security Working Group (HSWG)

Homeland Security Working Group (HSWG) Charter


  • To improve homeland security in Kansas
  • The Homeland Security Working Group shall have the following functions, powers, and duties:
    • Represent their organizations' perspective regarding homeland security preparedness matters
    • Act as the coordinating group for state-level terrorism plans, reviewing and editing plans
    • Act as design team for state-level terrorism exercises
    • Produce and coordinate interagency guidelines for terrorism response
    • Review terrorism responses and:
      • Design improvements to response procedures
      • Recommend changes to the Commission on Emergency Planning and Response (CEPR) for changes to State Statutes or Kansas Administrative Regulations
  • Staff support will be provided by Kansas Division of Emergency Management.


  • Animal Health Department
  • Attorney General
  • Board of Emergency Medical Services
  • Department of Transportation
  • Division of Emergency Management
  • Division of Environment
  • Division of Information Services
  • Division of Health
  • Division of Health and Environmental Laboratories
  • Fire Chiefs' Association
  • Fire Fighters' Association
  • Fire Marshal's Office
  • Highway Patrol
  • Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Kansas Association of Counties
  • Kansas Bureau of Investigation
  • Kansas Department of Agriculture
  • Kansas Department of Corrections
  • Kansas Emergency Management Association
  • Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association
  • Kansas Emergency Medical Technicians Association
  • Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Kansas National Guard
  • Kansas Sheriffs Association
  • KU Fire School
  • League of Kansas Municipalities

Related Information

  • Chairperson: selected annually by the Homeland Security Working Group.
  • Vice-Chairperson: designated by the chairperson.
  • Time allotted: The Homeland Security Working Group shall to convene as necessary. The Chairperson will be responsible for finalizing agenda issues, determining meeting times, and tracking projects.
  • Feedback: Publish a summary of meetings and provide a report of programs and actions to CEPR as requested by CEPR Chairperson.