Congressman Jindal Briefed on State Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security Efforts
Jindal joined by local intelligence agents, Louisiana National Guard members
Congressman Bobby Jindal (LA-01) met with members of the Louisiana State Police and National Guard today at the Louisiana State Police/Louisiana National Guard Emergency Operations Center and Intelligence Fusion Center in Baton Rouge. The meeting centered on a discussion of emergency preparation and ways in which federal, state and local officials can work together to prepare for an emergency and to ensure that, if an emergency occurs, there is proper communication and coordination of response efforts.
"As Vice Chairman on the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on the Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attacks, it is great to see the Louisiana State Police and Louisiana National Guard working together in order to better protect our country and our state," Jindal said. "In this day and age, when so much critical information is being gathered by multiple agencies, it is essential that this interaction continues between local, state, and federal agencies so they are well-prepared in times of emergency."
Congressman Jindal was briefed by the Louisiana National Guard in a closed meeting regarding possible dangers to Louisiana. He also toured the training facility located on premises, and talked with the Louisiana State Police about their concerns, capabilities, and demands.
"The security of this nation and of Louisiana are of paramount concern," Jindal continued. "I will continue to work hard on the House Homeland Security Committee to ensure our safety, and I am certain that the Louisiana State Police and Louisiana National Guard are well-equipped to do so as well after viewing their facilities here in Baton Rouge."
The meeting was part of Congressman Jindal's weeklong focus on homeland security, which includes a tour of the Waterford nuclear facility in St. Charles and a flyover of Port Fourchon on Friday.