The Los Angeles Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) is the indispensable bridge for public safety collaboration in the Greater Los Angeles region.
HSAC convenes and connects the public, private, and civic sectors to work together in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disasters such as earthquakes, wildfires, pandemic disease outbreaks, cyber attacks, and acts of violence and terrorism.
Led by a nationally respected team with decades of frontline experience running public safety, emergency management, and homeland security agencies and programs— HSAC opens new pathways and channels for effective communication and cooperation before, during, and after major crisis events.
HSAC’s collaborative partnerships and strategic alliances bring together a unique network that includes elected officials, government agencies and first responders, many of Southern California’s largest employers, technology innovators, as well as faith-based and other community leaders.
In addition, HSAC develops and deploys powerful new technologies that allow for real-time intelligence sharing and disaster coordination between the public and private sectors as a crisis event unfolds.
Through these platforms as well as robust policy research initiatives, HSAC is able to enhance the region’s crisis planning and preparedness, while strengthening its security, resilience, economic productivity, and quality of life.
The HSAC team is headed by James G. Featherstone— former General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department (EMD), former Interim Fire Chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), as well as a nationally respected leader on issues of public safety and homeland security.