The Secretariat of Public Safety and Homeland Security is comprised of eleven public safety agencies that help enhance the quality of Virginia’s citizens, visitors and businesses of the Commonwealth through public awareness, education, training, emergency response, disaster preparedness, prevention, policy development, enforcement, response, recovery and reentry.
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.
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.
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.