The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) is the designated administrative hub of national disaster management mechanism in the Virgin Islands. It provides the centralized coordination and control of emergency or disaster response and relief mechanisms on a 24 hour basis.
DDM serves as the overall coodinating agency to ensure implementation of the policied and plans that have been set by National Disaster Management Council. DDM maintains the office in a state of rediness for the activatiion on the NEOC at short notice. The activation of the NEOC requires a significant change in roles and responsibilites among DDM staff. Guidelines have been developed and tested which allows for a smooth transition.