Mission Statement:
Provide professional installation security and force protection through Law Enforcement Operations, Physical Security Support and Fire Emergency Services while maintaining liaison with local, state and federal agencies. As well as to provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from all natural and man-made hazards that may impact our Installation, Fort Buchanan community and the United States Army.

Core Values:

The Core Values and Army Civilian Corps Creed of the Fort Buchanan Directorate of Emergency Services are intended to guide and inspire us in all we say and do. Making sure that our values and creed become part of our day-to-day work life is our mandate, and helps to ensure that our personal and professional behavior can be a model for all to follow. We follow the seven Army core values and creed which means living to a higher standard for Soldiers and the Army Civilian Corps workforce. The Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage guide the conduct of all members of the Army profession, including Army Civilians. The Army Civilian Corps Creed also embodies a commitment to selfless service. The Creed may be viewed as a contract between the Army Civilian and the Army, our Nation, and its citizens.

DES Vision:
Assist, protect, and defend  our community. A team of dedicated professionals, providing customer and emergency services to those units and individuals serving our community, Army, and the Nation.

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Directorate of Emergency Services (DES):  Provide quality force protection, law enforcement, physical security, access control, Fire & Emergency services, and Police and Community Liaison Services to the Community.
Provide oversight on installation law enforcement standards and initiatives for personnel, equipment and training. DES provides support in the areas of Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Services, Physical Security, Surety, Antiterrorism and Emergency Management to protect property and the workforce. DES consists of Law Enforcement (LE), Physical Security (PS), Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) and Protection (P). Fire and Emergency Services (F&ES) Branch covers Incident command and mitigation of all installation emergency responses, Emergency Dispatch Center, All-Hazard response operations and Firefighting operations, and Fire Prevention/Public Education Programs.

The Directorate of Emergency Services is the chief law enforcement office on the installation and provides the community with 24 hour police support to maintain good order and discipline, safety and security for all those who live and or work on Fort Buchanan.
Department of the Army Police Working Dog (DAPWD) teams are used in garrison missions including area security; movement and mobility support operations; law and order; and force protection, including narcotic, human, landmine, firearm, ammunition and explosive detection. The assigned DA Police Officers must handle Patrol Drug Detector Dogs (PDDD), Patrol Explosive Detector Dogs (PEDD) and do health and welfare searches, law and order operations, Installation Force Protection and support law and order, VIP visits and customs.
Fire and Emergency Services guarantee a safe working and living environment, by providing our customers the most proficient fire suppression, emergency medical, technical rescue, hazardous materials intervention and fire prevention services to them. The Fire and Emergency Services will at all times maintain the ability to respond to our customers emergencies, protecting their life and property. Through continual customer contact the fire department management and employees will remain focused on the concerns of our internal and external customers, by providing an immediate correction, or avenue of correction for our customers based on their individual needs or situation.
The objective of the Physical Security Program is to safeguard U.S. Government property, facilities and personnel against loss, theft, damage, espionage or any other activities which threaten life, property and continuation of military operations.