The Directorate of Home Guards & Civil Defence is at Kohima. The Administrative Department of the HG & CD at the government level is the Home Department.
The Organization is currently headed by a senior IPS Officer as Director General. The Director General is assisted in the Directorate by one Commandant General who is also an IPS Officer, one Dy. Commandant General, one Sr. Staff Officer, one Junior Staff Officer, Accounts Officer, Office Superintendent and a host of subordinate uniform and ministerial staff.
The HG & CD have district setup only in 7(seven) districts, viz, Kohima, Wokha, Mokokchung, Phek, Zunheboto, Tuensang and Mon. The District Offices are headed by District Commandants in the rank of Dy. SP, and are also designated as Dy. Controller CD . They maintain liaison and co-ordination with the District Administration and Police at the district level.
The organization has a training institute known as Central Training Institute at Toluvi in Dimapur. The CTI is responsible for imparting training to volunteers in the HG & CD subjects. Altogether 2,100 male and female volunteers have been trained in this institution as per the strength authorised. This strength is maintained with fresh induction when needed after any number of men / women are discharged or become unfit, desert or expire.
The CTI also conducts in service training for regular Home Guards personnel, civilian Civil Defence volunteers, and disaster management to members of NGOs & Government functionaries
A Pipe Band is at CTI which attends to ceremonial functions of the organization and the government functions during Republic & Independence Days.