Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

  • Fire departments and emergency response teams gather to conduct disaster preparednIn Michigan we are fortunate not to regularly face statewide catastrophic events like hurricanes. But we are impacted by severe weather events that can affect large areas of the state, like snowstorms, flooding, and tornados. And there are potential threats from terrorism, disease outbreaks, and failure of the power grid or other critical infrastructure. 

    When an emergency or disaster occurs, the Attorney General provides legal advice to the Governor and state emergency responders to ensure that actions taken to address the threat are lawful and the rights of citizens are protected. 

    The Attorney General also helps prepare emergency responders and judges for disasters and emergencies by conducting legal training and creating resources like the Public Health Bench Book.