Apply to the Pacific Executive Leaders Program (PELP)


December 13, 2019 deadline for admittance to the next cohort.
Application period for the spring 2020 cohort is now closed. Applications submitted post-deadline will be held for future consideration.

If you are a DHS employee, review these instructions before you start an application.

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Previous applicants: CHDS changed the PELP application process in August 2019. If your application was incomplete, or if you want to re-apply, you will need to start a new application by clicking the blue button above. Contact with questions or for help.

Application overview:

1. The application will ask you some basic information about your:

  • Current contact information
  • Your organization/agency and your position in it
  • Your resume

2. You will be asked to write short responses to the following:

  • Briefly describe your position and the homeland security, public safety, and emergency management aspects of your position. (<2000 characters).
  • Describe two or three of your most recent significant homeland security-related projects. Briefly describe why those activities are significant to homeland security (<2000 characters).

3. If you are not the most senior person in your organization, you will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation from that person.

Read the complete program overview.