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Policy Development and Research Branch

The Policy Development and Research Branch serves as the coordination point for broader policy and research initiatives in the Planning Division and IDHS.

GIS/Critical Infrastructure Section: Managed by Roger Koelpin, supporting the development and maintenance of a statewide geographic information system (GIS) for IDHS needs; manages and coordinates GIS grants within the State of Indiana; develops and maintains a Critical Infrastructure Protection Program (CIPP); and works with state agency Critical Infrastructure Sector Representatives, Critical Infrastructure Sector Committees and District Critical Infrastructure Workgroups; managing roll-out of ACAMS and developing agency protocols for handling sensitive information; and provides GIS support to the EOC during activations.

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