Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness




Mission Statement
To develop, manage, coordinate and maintain a comprehensive and effective response to any natural or technological emergency that may occur and which poses a threat to lives and property in St Tammany Parish.Responsible for advising the Parish President, Administration Officers, Parish Council, and Municipalities regarding emergency preparedness activities and operations.

Our authority is defined by the LA Disaster Act of 1993, Chapter 6 The Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act, Act 1993, No.800, §1, eff. June 22, 1993; Acts 2003. No 40, §2, eff. May 223, 2003; Acts 2006, No, 615, §1, eff. June 23, 2006 Acts 2009, No. 24, §2, eff. June 12, 2009; Acts 2014, No.811, §15, eff. June 23, 2014.

Vision Statement
The St. Tammany Parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is committed to building and sustaining a safer, resilient, and less vulnerable community through effective partnerships with all citizens and organizations in the public and private sectors to include faith-based groups, volunteer agencies, and governmental entities at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels.

With extensive cooperation among participating parties, St. Tammany Parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency preparedness is readily equipped with the necessary tools and resources to save lives, protect property and reduce the effects of disasters through preparedness, prevention, planning, response, and recovery activities.

Mission Objectives

  • Develop and implement an All Hazards Emergency Operation Plan and ensuring the Plan addresses every Hazards identified in the Parish Risk Analysis.
  • Provide public awareness programs throughout the parish.
  • Provide emergency situational awareness information and warnings to the public.
  • Activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergencies.
  • Participate in disaster drills and exercises involving local, state and federal agencies.


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COVID-19 Emergency Declarations

For Up-To-Date Disaster Information, Please Visit our Social Media Sites: Facebook; Twitter; & YouTube

  • Access COVID-19 Information and Updates here
  • Access WAZE here.
  • Acces Links to River Gauges here

Sandbag Locations (Possible locations - Opening of Sandbag locations will be posted at www.stpgov.org/storm)

  • St. Tammany Parish Government - Building - 21410 Koop Dr., Mandeville, LA 70471.
  • St. Tammany Parish Public Works - Airport Road Barn- 34783 Grantham College Rd. Slidell, LA 70460.
  • St. Tammany Parish Public Works - Fritchie Barn- 63119 Highway 1090 in Pearl River, LA 70452.
  • St. Tammany Parish Public Works Barn - Keller Barn- 63131 Fish Hatchery Road, Lacombe, LA 70445.
  • St. Tammany Parish Public Works Barn - Covington Barn- 1305 N. Florida Street, Covington, LA 70433.
  • The Old Levee District Site - 61134 Military Road (Hwy 1090) Slidell, LA


River Gauges

St. Tammany recognized as StormReady® Community


Contact Us

  • Administrative Complex
    21490 Koop Dr.
    Mandeville, LA 70471

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Friday
    8:00am to 4:30pm