Shining a Spotlight on Staff – I am Cal OES Video Series – Jaydeep Singh Bhatia


Over the past several years, the state has experienced an unprecedented number of emergencies and disasters. As these climate-driven natural disasters become more severe in California, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) staff has met each new challenge head-on.

The nearly 2,000 staff at Cal OES have responded to increasingly complex disasters in fresh and innovative ways, strengthening the foundation of emergency management to prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters.

This week, Cal OES welcomes you to learn more about Jaydeep Singh Bhatia, a Homeland Security Policy Coordinator with Homeland Security Division. Jaydeep is assigned to the Policy Office where he analyzes legislation related to homeland security, and oversees the Preventing Targeted Violence campaign.

“I think there is a deep satisfaction that comes from knowing that I might have played a very small role in a church or a school getting access to resources that could have potentially prevented an act of targeted violence,” Jaydeep said.

Jaydeep has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a focus on terrorism studies. As a fan of the television show The West Wing, Jaydeep has always been attracted to public service, now working in the world of homeland security and counterterrorism. With the Homeland Security Division at Cal OES, he has held multiple positions in both intelligence and policy.