Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement
​Note: To request Law Enforcement, SAR, or Coroners Mutual Aid, call our 24-hour Warning Center at 916-845-8911 and ask for the Law Duty Officer.


Chief Donald M. O'Keefe   

Since 1960, the Law Enforcement Branch of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services has provided valuable services to California’s law enforcement agencies.  

The Law Enforcement Branch coordinates statewide response for law enforcement mutual aid requests to include 58 California Sheriffs along with Police Departments, University Police, as well as other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The Law Enforcement Branch deploys assets to disaster scenes, provides law enforcement mutual aid guidance, Search and Rescue resource deployments, and Coroners and Mass Fatality coordination.

The Critical Infrastructure Protection unit provides services to help ensure our nation's assets, systems, and networks are protected.

The Public Safety Procurement Program ​provides cost-effective procurement opportunities for California's Public Safety Agencies to obtain the materials necessary to serve and protect the people of California.

Critical Infrastructure Protection

Visit this page for more information about the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, including Forms and Publications.

Public Safety Procurement Program

Visit this page for more information about the Public Safety Procurement Program, including the 1033 and 1122 Programs.

Large Stadium Initiative

The California Large Stadium Initiative (CA-LSI) provides an all hazards approach to protecting mass gathering events by providing security planning and training to first responders and key event stakeholders.

Active Shooter Awareness Guidance

Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Typically, the immediate deployment of law enforcement is required to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to victims. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

SAR and LEMA Training

Visit this page for information about the training courses offered by the Law Enforcement Branch, including Search and Rescue, Predator Abduction, and Law Enforcement Mutual Aid.

Mutual Aid Forms and Bulletins

Visit this page for Law Enforcement ICS Forms, and statewide Law Enforcement Bulletins.


Visit this page for information about volunteering in Search and Rescue and the Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program.


Visit this page for contact information for Law Enforcement Branch employees.

​​Interactive Map

Click the drop down menu in the upper left-hand corner of the interactive map, and then 'Law' to view Cal OES region contacts.

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