The main function of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is to safely and effectively manage technological and natural disasters. This is done through the management of the preparation, response and recovery phase of any incident. This office works closely with parish employees, fire department personnel, local, state and federal law enforcement, industry and hospitals, the Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness and numerous other agencies, to assist the public during a disaster.
The E-911 Department is also located in this office. This Department assists residents in creating new addresses, and administers the E-911 Communications System under the guidance of a board of commissioners appointed by the Iberia Parish Council. This board sets policies and procedures. E-911 dispatchers are actually sheriff’s office employees under the terms of the existing contract. The office is funded by the 911 fee on your phone bill.
Questions? Contact the Iberia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at 369-4427
Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222