You can find announcements of meeting dates and times posted on this site, and on the State Capitol’s bulletin board. Most Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of odd numbered months, from 9:00am to 11:00am. However, due to scheduling conflicts and real-world events, meetings may be scheduled on different dates or occur more frequently.
Click on the “READ MORE” button to access the periodic reports on the state of homeland security in Wisconsin produced by the Homeland Security Advisor and the Council.
Access Executive Orders, Press Releases, Annual Reports, and more.
The Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Council is a 16-member, non-statutory council responsible for advising the governor on homeland security issues, coordinating state and local threat prevention and response efforts, and producing periodic reports on the state of homeland security in Wisconsin. The Council works with local, state, federal, and tribal agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private industry to improve citizen and community preparedness to threats to the state. The governor appoints council members. The chair of the Council is the Adjutant General, who also serves as the governor’s homeland security advisor. The Council has also created work groups and subcommittees that meet in between Council meetings and focus on specific strategic goals.
Governor Doyle created the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council in March 2003 by executive order to address the state’s ability to prepare for and respond to threats to Wisconsin homeland security. Subsequent governors have issued executive orders continuing the Council. In 2013, Gov. Walker expanded the Council to 16 members.
Working Groups and Subcommittees
Homeland Security Strategy Workgroup
Representatives from other agencies and organizations attend monthly council meetings. This past year, attendees included representatives from the Wisconsin National Guard, United States Coast Guard (USCG), United States Department of Homeland Security (USDHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Southeastern Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center (STAC), and Wisconsin Statewide Intelligence Center (WSIC), among others.