Directives Issued by the State Office of Emergency Management

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Directive NJOEM-1 (2021) is issued pursuant to Executive Order 248 (Murphy 2021). The Directive establishes core baseline and advanced training requirements based upon FEMA's National Incident Management System (NIMS) training curriculum, mandates the use of NIMS for all incidents and planned events and requires incorporation of NIMS into existing training programs and exercises. The Directive, which is effective August 18, 2021, applies to all State, local and county emergency response providers. [pdf]

Grants emergency management auxiliary police the power to enforce all New Jersey laws during emergencies and training exercises.

Directs that whenever auxiliary police are attached to the local police for training, they shall be under the direction of the Chief of Police and subject to the rules and regulations of the local police.

Municipal and county emergency management coordinators shall have complete authority to issue and enforce such orders as may be necessary to implement and carry out emergency management operations. Full version of this Directive.

This directive requires that all emergency management exercises and drills must be approved by the State Office of Emergency Management to assure proper coordination. Full version of this Directive.

This directive requires that custodians of all radiation training source sets establish a log card to be signed each time the source holder is opened.

Whenever the Governor or State, County or Municipal Emergency Management Coordinator determine that it is in the best interests of the public to evacuate an area, it is the duty of the public to comply. Full version of this Directive.

This directive requires the completion of a Group Radiation Exposure Record (SP-330) each time a Radiological Monitoring course is completed. A NJSP Emergency Management Registration Card (SP-610) is required each time a source set is used.

This directive provides guidance on the completion of the Preliminary Damage Assessment Report (PDAR) which provides reliable damage estimates which are used as a basis for applying for assistance. Full version of this Directive.

This directive contains a listing of "PRIME" Municipal EOC to County EOC Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) frequency assignments in the two, six and ten meter band.

This directive states that the authorization for arming of Auxiliary Police rests solely with the local governing body and subject to the approval of the Chief of Police.

This directive states that Auxiliary Police personnel may be assigned in a municipality other than that of their residence.

This directive states that all members of the Auxiliary Police must be residents of the municipality where they hold such membership.

This directive provides that Auxiliary Police personnel must undergo mandatory on-the-job training consisting of at least eight hours training each month.

This directive contains the criteria for purchase requests based upon program reviews and evaluation of performance in annual exercises. It also spells out the specific procedures for preparing purchase request forms, as well as establishing deadline dates for submission, review and approval of equipment requests.

This directive enumerates the duties and responsibilities of the county emergency management coordinator, the qualifications that the coordinator must possess and the courses that must be successfully completed by the incumbent within one year of appointment. Full version of this Directive.

This directive provides the guidelines and procedures for the development, submission, approval, updating and review of Emergency Operations Plans. Full version of this Directive [pdf].

This directive enumerates the duties and responsibilities of the municipal emergency management coordinator, the qualifications that the coordinator must possess and the courses that must be successfully completed by the incumbent within one year of appointment. Full version of this Directive.

This directive establishes the requirement for the designation of County Emergency Management Councils and to provide guidance on council membership activities. Full version of this Directive.

The purpose of this directive is to enable municipalities with special needs, resource deficiencies or geographical limitations to form Joint Emergency Management Councils as a method to provide an improved and comprehensive emergency management program for each of the participating municipalities. Full version of this Directive.