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The Public Safety Planning Department of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments is significantly involved in several aspects of public safety planning.

Public Safety Planning

The Public Safety Planning Department of the Brazos Valley Council of Governments is significantly involved in several aspects of public safety planning, including Emergency Communications, Hazard Mitigation, Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, planning & training, and grant management for several major federal grant programs.

Public safety planning includes establishing liaisons with statewide as well as regional emergency management coordinators, federal government, state government, local & county government, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services, public & educational officials, and emergency communications organizations.

Additionally, the Public Safety Planning Department is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Regional Interoperable Communications Plan, Region Emergency Response Plan, & the Hazard Mitigation Plan, and well as the oversight of the Homeland Security Grants, Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant, Criminal Justice Grants, Public Safety Communications Grants, as well as other public safety-related funding programs as they become available.

Community Emergency Response Team

The Brazos Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a regional CERT program established in 2002 with a focus on preparing citizens to help themselves and their neighbors in a disaster. Learn more...

Criminal Justice

BVCOG receives planning funds from the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Governor for regional criminal justice planning, technical assistance to grantees and facilitation of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. Learn more...

Homeland Security

The department coordinates homeland security activities among all agencies and jurisdictions within the region, as well as public and private-sector stakeholders.  It also serves as the liaison and point of contact with the Texas Department of Homeland Security. Learn more...

Disaster Recovery

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Texas $4.383 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds for mitigation activities related to the 2015-2016 floods and Hurricane Harvey.  Learn more...

Hazard Mitigation

The Brazos Valley’s first regional hazard mitigation plan, Mitigating Risk: Protecting the Brazos Valley from All Hazards, was approved and adopted in 2005. Learn more...

Grant Opportunities

Learn more about grant opportunities available through the BVCOG Public Safety & Planning Program. Learn more...

Public Safety Planning Team

Learn more about the team that supports the Public Safety Planning Program at the Brazos Valley Council of Governments. Learn more...

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