Colorado State Emergency Operations Plan
On September 30, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed the 2019 State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP). The purpose of the Colorado State Emergency Operations Plan (SEOP) is to outline general guidelines on how the State carries out its response and recovery responsibilities to address an emergency or disaster event. This Plan can only be activated through the issuance of a Gubernatorial Executive Order. Adoption of the Plan through this Order identifies that the Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) within the Department of Public Safety will lead State disaster or emergency response and recovery efforts. Once the Plan is activated, all State departments and offices are mandated under the authority of the Colorado Disaster Emergency Act (C.R.S. 24-33.5-701) and this Plan to carry out assigned activities related to mitigating effects of an emergency or disaster and to cooperate fully with each other, the OEM, and other political subdivisions in providing emergency assistance.