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Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Indiana Government Center South
302 W. Washington St., Room E208
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

317-232-2222

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The Indiana Department of Homeland Security focuses on protecting the people, property and prosperity of the Hoosier State through efforts such as:

  • emergency planning and operations
  • first responder training and certifications
  • fire and building safety
  • building plan review
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Contact the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the following:

  • international child adoption
  • citizenship
  • Green Cards (permanent resident cards)
  • immigration and customs
  • airport security

Visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website

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Business hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
317-232-2222

IDHS no longer accepts unscheduled walk-in visits. Please schedule an appointment if you would like to meet with an area of the agency.
Note: This system is not to be used for scheduling inspections.

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Select a topic or an area of the agency for contact information:

Indiana Fire & Public Safety Academy

See the Academy page.

Acadis Portal

Access Acadis Portal

Issues with Acadis?
  • Fire training: Contact the Academy.
  • EMS training: Contact the EMS Section.
  • EMA or Search and Rescue training: Contact the Training Section.
  • 317-232-2222
Elevators and Amusement Rides Section

See the Elevators and Amusement Rides Section page.

Boilers and Pressure Vessels Section

See the Boilers and Pressure Vessels Section page.

Building Plan Review Section

Plan Review reviews Class 1 construction plans for compliance with the rules of the Indiana Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission, including the state-adopted building codes. See the Building Plan Review Section page.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program

The CERT program develops and trains teams in neighborhoods, workplaces and schools in basic disaster response skills, including fire suppression, medical operations and urban search and rescue. The program provides an opportunity for citizens to take an active role in local emergency preparedness. See the Citizen Corps Program page.

Indiana Fire & Public Safety Academy

The Academy handles fire certifications. See the Academy page.

EMS Section

The EMS Section handles emergency medical care certifications. See the EMS Section page.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security handles citizenship issues, not IDHS. Visit the U.S. DHS website or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

Code Enforcement Section

See the Code Enforcement Section page.

County EMAs

See the Statewide Contacts map.

Indiana Cybersecurity Hub

The Indiana Cybersecurity Hub is a collection of cybersecurity information and explains how to report a cyber crime in Indiana. For more cybersecurity tips, visit the IDHS Cybersecurity page.

District Liaisons

IDHS District Liaisons support local governmental units in all phases of emergency management. They provide comprehensive emergency management/homeland security guidance in the areas of preparedness, training, planning, response and recovery to their respective districts. See the Emergency Management page.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security or Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security handles Real ID card issues and the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles handles driver's licenses issues, not IDHS. Visit the U.S. DHS website or the Indiana BMV website.

Elevators and Amusement Rides Section

See the Elevators and Amusement Rides Section page.

EMS Section

See the EMS Section page.

Code Enforcement Section

See the Code Enforcement Section page.

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC)

See the EOC Operations page.

Executive Staff

See the Executive Staff page.

Exercise Section

See the Exercise Section page.

Building Plan Review Section

Plan Review reviews Class 1 construction plans for compliance with the rules of the Indiana Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission, including the state-adopted building codes. See the Building Plan Review Section page.

Fire Investigations Section

See the Fire Investigations Section page.

Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission

See the Fire Prevention & Building Safety Commission page.

Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards & Education

See the Board of Firefighting Personnel Standards & Education page.

Code Enforcement Section

See the Fireworks Information page.

Federal Bureau of Investigations or Indiana Attorney General

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and Indiana Attorney General handle fraud cases, not IDHS. Visit the FBI website or Indiana Attorney General website.

Grants Section

See the Grants Management page.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security handles green card issues, not IDHS. Visit the U.S. DHS website.

Hazmat and Radiation Programs

See the Hazmat and Radiation Programs page.

Homeland Security Foundation

See the Homeland Security Foundation page.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security or Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security handles Real ID card issues and the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles handles driver's licenses issues, not IDHS. Visit the U.S. DHS website or the Indiana BMV website.

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Issues with ImageTrend?
  • Fire departments: Contact the local Academy program manager.
  • EMS agencies: Contact the EMS Section.
  • 317-232-2222
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security handles immigration issues, not IDHS. Visit the U.S. DHS website or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

Indiana Emergency Response Commission

See the Indiana Emergency Response Commission page.

Indiana Secured School Safety Board

See the Indiana Secured School Safety Board page.

Individual Assistance

The Individual Assistance program provides disaster assistance to homeowners and renters, and the Public Assistance program aids governments and nonprofits. See the Individual Assistance page or the Public Assistance page.

Public Affairs Section
Mitigation Section

See the Mitigation Section page.

U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State handles passport issues, not IDHS. Visit the U.S. Department of State website.

Planning Section

See the Planning Section page.

Public Safety Identification (PSID) Numbers

See the Public Safety Identification (PSID) Information page.

Public Entity Assistance

The Public Assistance program aids governments and nonprofits, and the Individual Assistance program provides disaster assistance to homeowners and renters. See the Public Assistance page or the Individual Assistance page.

Public Records Requests

See the Public Records Requests page.

Public Safety Portal

Access the Public Safety Portal

Issues with the Public Safety Portal?
  • Amusement Rides: Contact the Elevators and Amusements Rides Section.
  • Boilers and Pressure Vessels: Contact the Boilers and Pressure Vessels Section.
  • Elevators: Contact the Elevators and Amusement Rides Section.
  • Entertainment: Contact the Code Enforcement Section.
  • Fireworks: Contact the Code Enforcement Section.
  • Underground Storage Tanks: Contact the Code Enforcement Section.
  • 317-232-2222
Recovery Section

The Recovery Section works to help individuals and governments recover from disasters. The Individual Assistance program provides disaster assistance to homeowners and renters, and the Public Assistance program aids governments and nonprofits. See the Individual Assistance page or the Public Assistance page.

Senior Advisory Committee

See the Senior Advisory Committee page.

Mitigation Section

See the Mitigation Section page.

Search and Rescue Training Program

See the Search and Rescue Training Program page.

Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center

If there is an emergency, call 911. Otherwise, to report suspicious activity, contact the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center, which is Indiana's coordination center for integrating, analyzing, producing and disseminating actionable criminal intelligence to combat terrorism and criminal activity using an all-crimes approach. Visit the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center website.

Code Enforcement Section

See the Code Enforcement Section page.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center handle terrorism issues, not IDHS. Visit the U.S. DHS website or the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center website.

Training Section

See the Training Section page.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development handles unemployment issues, not IDHS. Visit the Indiana Department of Workforce Development website.

Variances

See the Variances page.

Public Affairs Section
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Find Contacts by Region, District or County

Use the statewide map below to look up Homeland Security liaisons by region, IDHS district personnel and each county's own emergency management agency (EMA).

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Public feedback is considered by our leadership to help us improve our service to the state. Tell IDHS about an area of the agency you had an experience with.