The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is located in the basement of the Police Department. It is from that location that any significant event, such as a natural disaster or man-made event, is managed.
The EOC contains its own communications network, including an amateur radio station. The center has an auxiliary generator and a fresh water supply, which allows it to remain operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the event of an extended power outage or other major disaster.
The emergency management coordinator has the primary responsibility of maintaining the EOC with emergency preparedness as the ultimate goal of this position. For additional information, please visit the Texas Homeland Security Preparedness website.