Executive Document

This executive document was published in the 12/01/2001, issue, Vol. 2001, No. 23, of the Utah State Bulletin.

Governor, Administration: Executive Order: Establishing the Homeland Security Task Force

Issued: 11/9/2001


WHEREAS, the United States of America has recently experienced unprecedented loss of life and property related to terrorist acts;

WHEREAS, the President of the United States has established an Office of Homeland Security to strengthen America's protection against terrorism; and

WHEREAS, the state of Utah, too, may be vulnerable to acts of terrorism;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of Utah, do hereby establish the


within the Utah Department of Public Safety, Division of Comprehensive Emergency Management, and direct the task force to safeguard the liberty, health and well-being of all people in Utah, public and private property, and the environment by engaging in proactive efforts to detect and protect, mitigate and prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorist acts.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Utah to be affixed at Salt Lake City, Utah this 9th day of November, 2001.

(State Seal)

Michael O. Leavitt


Olene S. Walker
Lieutenant Governor


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