The Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) plans, directs and provides law and order, fire and emergency services, and protection operations in support of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk in order to provide a safe and secure environment for the airmen, soldiers, civilians, and families that work, live, or visit the installations.
Fort Polk Police are a professionally trained, positive, community customer focused Army law enforcement and access control organization that is responsive to the needs of not only the commander but the civilian community. Committed to maintain good order & discipline, safety & security for all those who live and or work on Fort Polk.
Fire Division of DES is made up of highly skilled and professional emergency response teams capable of providing emergency medical, hazardous material, fire rescue, fire suppression and consequence management to mitigate the effects of both natural and man-made disasters.
The Physical Security Division of DES supports the installation in the following areas: Compliance inspections, Courtesy Inspections, Vulnerability Assessments, Alarm Monitoring and Trouble Shooting. Closed Circuit TV and Cameras, DoD Lock Program, Staff Assistance Visits, Deployments / Re-deployment Support, Rapid Gate Program. The Department of the Army Security Guards and Force Protection also are supported by the Physical Security Division.