On May 14, 2015, Secretary Johnson presented the Secretary’s Award for Valor to 12 individuals who have displayed exceptional courage and valor either while serving the Department, or while off-duty acting only as a concerned citizen willing to help a fellow American in need.
Trapped under bricks, mud and other debris, FINDER detected their heartbeats, allowing rescue workers to save them.
On April 24, Secretary Johnson provided a Fiscal Year 2015 six month update on the Department’s border security efforts from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
When we all take simple steps to be safer online, it makes using the Internet a more secure experience for everyone.
It takes a community to protect a community. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe.
Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live or work, but especially if you are in low-lying areas, near water, behind a levee or downstream from a dam.
The Law Enforcement United Bike Riders kick off their 800-mile, 8-day bike ride from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia to Washington, D.C. to commemorate the upcoming National Police Week.
Yesterday, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas concluded a two-day trip to New Orleans where he participated in a series of workforce engagements with the U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel.
I commend the work of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service to bring criminal charges against 14 baggage handlers and co-conspirators, for circumventing TSA checkpoints and illegally transporting drugs across the country.
Today, Congress passed H.R. 2252, a bill that ensures fair treatment for our dedicated Border Patrol personnel. After the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 passed last year, the Office of Personnel Management advised DHS that the bill required certain legacy pay mechanisms for our personnel to end before the intended replacement regime could fully come into effect. This was contrary to the intent of the legislation, and I directed the Department to take all legally allowable actions to mitigate the impact on our Agents. Among other steps, we worked with Congress, in a spirit of bipartisanship, to clarify the law in order to protect our Agents from financial hardship.
On May 20, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to New London, Conn., where he will join President Barack Obama and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft at the 134th Commencement Exercises of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
The Department of Homeland Security is proud to recognize Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week – an opportunity to focus on the important work of our EMS providers and thank them for their service and protection. These individuals, who often put themselves at personal risk to help others, play a critical role in our Nation’s homeland security.