Sajeed Popat
D.C. Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency

2720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Washington, D.C., S.E., District Of Columbia 20032, United States
Phone: 202-481-3084
Areas of Practice
  • Government Agency
  • Training & Education

Practice/Organization Description

The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) provides coordination and support of the city’s response to emergencies and disasters of all types, both natural and manmade.

The mission of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect citizens and institutions from all hazards by operating and maintaining a comprehensive all-hazard community-based, state-of-the-art emergency management infrastructure. This is accomplished by:

-Developing plans and procedures to ensure emergency response and recovery capabilities for all emergencies and disasters;

-Coordinating emergency resources for emergencies and disaster incidents;

-Providing training for all emergency first responders, city employees, and the public;

-Conducting exercises; and

-Coordinating all major special events and street closings.

In addition, in furtherance of its mission, HSEMA also:

-Serves as the central communications point during regional emergencies;

-Conducts an assessment of resources and capabilities for emergencies;

-Provides public awareness and outreach programs, and

-Provides 24-hour emergency operations center capabilities.

In carrying out its mission the agency works closely with other emergency response agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department, the District of Columbia Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services, the District of Columbia Department of Health and other District and federal agencies, as well as with the major utility companies and non-profit and volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Bar Admissions

Admitted to Maryland Bar and United States District Court for the District of Maryland


University of Maryland, School of Law

-J.D. (May 2006)

University of Maryland

-B.A. Government & Politics (May 2003)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Federal Bar Association

Maryland State Bar Association

Maryland Trial Lawyers Association

American Bar Association

Honors and Awards

LexisNexis™ Competency Certification [including Cost-Effective Research Skills - 100%] (2004)

Honored with Outstanding Student Award at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Month Diversity Recognition Ceremony for work on the Walter Arvinger Defense Team. (2006)

Maryland Medallion Society/ Byrd-Elkins Citizenship Award Finalist [Top Ten Senior](2003)

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