Security Levels


  National Threat Level: Elevated

Response Department


The Response Department carries out command and control activities associated with incident response and/or security enforcement. Missions handled by the department include; oil and hazardous material releases from vessels and waterfront facilities, disaster response and crisis management, search and rescue, enforcement of laws and treaties, marine safety and security, and Homeland Security and defense operations. The Response Department also conducts safety and security boardings on commercial and recreational vessels, and conducts security and safety patrols.


Name Role Phone Number
CDR Russ Bowen
Chief, Response Department

LCDR Kenneth Blair Chief, Enforcement Branch  
LCDR Lushan Hannah Chief, Incident Management Division  
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Last Modified 5/6/2008