Office of Incident Management
What We Do
The Office of Incident Management (OIM) is the central oversight authority for TDCJ emergency management preparedness and response. The office coordinates with groups throughout TDCJ to develop and update emergency response plans, continuity of operations plans and the Homeland Security Strategic Plan.
The office represents TDCJ on the Texas Division of Emergency Management State Emergency Management Council and oversees the Transportation Annex activities for the State Emergency Management Plan. This involves developing and maintaining an inventory list of transportation assets in preparation for future emergencies, and directing the use and coordination of transportation assets, including those of other state agencies, during actual emergencies. The office also trains agency staff on roles and expectations during emergencies. The Office of Incident Management works with all TDCJ operational divisions to provide a representative to disaster district committees throughout the state.
Further, the office oversees all mitigation reports and activities for the agency, works to identify potential hazards and threats to the agency, and develops mapping, modeling, and forecasting tools to lessen their effects. Working in conjunction with the Correctional Institutions Division, OIM provides all necessary training for security staff and unit personnel on the Incident Command System. The office also coordinates National Incident Management System training and hostage negotiation training.
For More Information
Kirk Moss, Incident Manager
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
P.O. Box 99
Huntsville, TX 77342-0099
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