Regional Domestic Security Task Force Co-Chairs

Seven Regional Domestic Security Task Forces (RDSTFs) co-chaired by a local Sheriff or Police Chief and an FDLE Special Agent in Charge (SAC), are the foundation of Florida’s Domestic Security structure. Task force members include first responders from the disciplines of fire/rescue, emergency management, public health and hospitals, as well as law enforcement. The task forces also work in partnership with schools, businesses and private industries.

By utilizing a multi-discipline approach, the RDSTFs provide support to the impacted community by serving as a force multiplier for local agencies, and working in conjunction with emergency management professionals.

Regional Domestic Security Contact Information

State Working Group on Domestic Preparedness

The State Working Group on Domestic Preparedness (SWG) is made up of representatives and subject matter experts from the RDSFTs, designated urban areas and other key agency liaisons who come together by functions to address domestic security issues surfaced by the RDSTFs, or the Domestic Security Oversight Council. 

Domestic Security Oversight Council

The Domestic Security Oversight Council (DSOC) is the executive policy advisory group chaired by the Commissioner of FDLE, with the Director of Emergency Management serving as the vice-chairman.

The DSOC is comprised of heads of state agencies that have a critical role in Florida’s domestic security. Representatives from the RDSTFs and key members of federal, private sectors and professional associations make up the executive committee.

Initially created by executive order to help FDLE manage the new domestic security responsibilities, the DSOC has evolved into an integral part of the domestic security operational management process. The DSOC acts as an advisory council to guide the RDSTFs and other domestic security working groups as well as provide annual reports to the Governor and Legislature regarding the domestic security state of the state. Additionally, the DSOC provides annual domestic security funding recommendations to the Governor and Legislature.