The Department of Homeland Security was created to ensure that adequate preparations are made to provide for the common defense of Alabama’s infrastructure and resources and to protect and preserve the life, health, welfare and property of citizens. Homeland security is the development, coordination, and implementation of a state policy to secure the state of Alabama from terrorist threat or attack and natural disaster. In 2003, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office became involved with the State of Alabama Department of Homeland Security. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was given the responsibility of overseeing one of the six law enforcement divisions within the state of Alabama. One of the responsibilities is to coordinate the law enforcement agencies from within our division to respond and to assist with mutual aid within the state of Alabama or any other state. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for Division “F” which includes the Counties of Limestone, Morgan, Cullman, Blount, Marshall, Etowah, Cherokee, Dekalb, Jackson, and Madison. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office over sees a fleet of trucks, trailers, all-terrain vehicles, and equipment packages, to respond to calls for assistance. Since 2004, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and their Law Enforcement partners of Division “F” has responded to Hurricane’s Ivan, Dennis, Katrina, Rita, and Gustav, from the Alabama Gulf coast to the Louisiana Gulf coast. We have also responded to calls for law enforcement assistance within the counties of our division for tornado’s and investigation support. Madison County Sheriff’s Office Homeland Security is under the supervision of Criminal Investigative Division (CID) Captain Pete Hose.