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Indiana Department of Homeland Security

IDHS > About IDHS > Mission & Executive Staff > Executive Director - David Kane Executive Director

David W. Kane 

On November 24, 2014, Governor Mike Pence appointed David W. Kane as the Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

As the leader for the state’s homeland security, Director Kane is responsible for the state’s emergency management and homeland security efforts, including planning, training, emergency response and recovery, certifications, grants administration and fire and building safety, which includes building construction plan review and all manner of inspections for the public’s safety: mainly public buildings and structures and safety at public events. He also serves as the director of the Counter Terrorism and Security Council, which is chaired by Indiana's Lieutenant Governor.

Mr. Kane has nearly 30 years of experience in emergency response and management positions.

Since 2005, Mr. Kane has served as Federal Security Director for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration where he set the direction and oversaw policy implementation of the national transportation security program. Prior to this role, he served as an Assistant Federal Security Director for the department. From 1985 to 2002, he served as an air marshal within the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration. 

Kane has experience working at the county, state and federal level in public safety.  His ability to coordinate among numerous emergency response agencies was recognized when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary appointed him as the Federal Coordinating Official for the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis.  

As Director for IDHS, Kane serves on the Executive Policy Board for the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Board, the U.S. Attorney’s Anti-terrorism Advisory Council, and the Indiana Counter-Terrorism and Security Advisory Committee. He is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and has certification from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.