State Homeland Security Strategy Development Survey Closes September 30

Posted: September 28, 2017

CACP Members,

Just a reminder of the survey for DHSEM and the State Strategic Plan development, if you have already completed the survey, thanks.  If not please do so before 9/30/17, the link and information are below.


As of yesterday we have 123 responses.  We have a close date of Sept 30th so if you have a moment please feel free to send a reminder to get it back on the top of people’s emails. Thanks again and have a great day!

Dear Homeland Security Partner,

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), in collaboration with the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee (HSAC), Strategic Planning Subcommittee are updating the State’s Homeland Security Strategy.  The last state strategy the “Homeland Security & All-Hazards Framework”  was effective January 1, 2014, and has been extended while we develop our new State Homeland Security Strategy. The goal is to have this new Strategy completed by June 1, 2018.

The DHSEM and HSAC Strategic Planning Subcommittee determined that the most effective way to update our state strategy is to bring together a diverse group of partners and stakeholders to assist and provide feedback and input into the development of the strategy. We developed a multi-step planning process which includes the establishment of a State Homeland Security Working Group which includes state, local and federal partners from many different disciplines that are involved and/or impacted by this Strategy. The Working Group developed the questions in the attached survey and are looking for critical input from stakeholders through a number of different methods starting with this survey and subsequently holding regional meetings with our partners and stakeholders. Your participation in the survey and regional meetings as a subject matter expert and stakeholder is vital to guide the State Homeland Security Strategy Working Group in this initiative.

The purpose of this survey is to assist in the development of the State Homeland Security Strategy. The strategy will provide strategic direction and guidance for the stakeholders of Colorado’s Homeland Security program that are involved in the five mission areas (Prevention, Protection, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation). The end result will identify statewide strategies, goals and objectives and metrics to address mission area capability gaps and needs. Strategies will reach across various disciplines, agencies and will likely be designed to integrate state and local governmental efforts. Ultimately, the focus of this survey and regional meetings is on prioritizing threats, vulnerabilities, and hazards and identifying gaps in capabilities.

The State Homeland Security Strategy Working Group will collect and review survey responses to identify important functions of the 32 Core Capabilities derived from the National Preparedness Goals. Although each Core Capability is important, survey questions have been developed to focus on recurring Core Capability gap areas from Homeland Security and All-Hazards Senior Advisory Committee (HSAC) stakeholder feedback. Your responses will help us better identify the gaps and vulnerabilities that you believe are most critical in your jurisdiction so that we can focus our strategic efforts and our regional discussions. 

Follow this link to the survey:

The survey will be open through September 30th, 2017.  If you have working colleagues or know of other Colorado Homeland Security professionals who should participate and many have received the survey, please forward them this information. If a particular group needs additional time, please let us know and we will work with you to provide additional opportunities to take the survey. We hope that you take some time to respond to this important survey and we thank you in advance for your time and commitment to the safety of our State.


Kevin R. Klein, Director
Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Scott Kellar, Chair
HSAC Strategic Planning Subcommittee