Building a Safer More Resilient Virginia

The Secretariat also assists the Governor in the development and implementation of public safety and homeland security policies. The Secretariat supports the Governor’s strategic priorities through four established pillars of interagency collaboration:  All-Hazards Emergency Response, Reducing Recidivism, Preventing Gun Violence, and Smart Policing.  Click here for more information on how each of the Secretariat’s agencies contributes.

On this site, you can learn more about Secretary Brian J. Moran, the Deputy Secretaries, staff members, agencies, initiatives, current news, photos and how to contact the office of the Secretary. 

Department of Criminal Justice Services
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Department of Fire Programs
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department of Forensic Science
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council
Department of Military Affairs
Virginia Department of Corrections
Department of Emergency Management
Virginia State Police
Virginia Parole Board

Public Safety and Homeland Security on Twitter

Strengthening Connections: Fostering A Positive School Climate

Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran welcomed delegates to "Strengthening Connections: Fostering A Positive School Climate" was a summit in Richmond where education, health, and law enforcement professionals discussed how Virginia's schools can improve the climate in which its students learn. Also providing remarks were Francine Ecker, Director of the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services; Anne Holton, Secretary of Education; Dr. Steven Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Virginia Department of Education; and Maurice Jones, Secretary of Commerce and Trade.

Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial

Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran offered remarks at the official dedication ceremonies of the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial on Saturday, Dec. 6.  The names of 870 public service employees who lost their lives in the line of duty were read at the dedication.  Sec. Moran noted that the memorial served not only to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, but also to pay tribute to the 165,000 people who currently serve Virginia in a public safety capacity.

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary Brian Moran, and the Richmond Fire Department

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