Directives Issued by the State Office of Emergency Management

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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.

The municipal fire chief needing additional assistance at a fire scene shall first call upon mutual aid, then county resources, and then state resources.

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 establishes standard operating procedures for action by all emergency management personnel in New Jersey in the event that any enemy aircraft is downed within the borders of the State of New Jersey.

This directive states that all military personnel shall be allowed to travel during an emergency. They will identify themselves with a military ID card.

Increased readiness actions, including closing of all schools, must be taken during periods of increased international tension. Specific plans must be developed to effectuate this directive.

This directive establishes the properly designed sequence in which New Jersey National Guard assistance can be requested in support of civil authorities.

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.

This directive prohibits the use of insigne with the intent to deceive or mislead, or for the purpose of inducing the false impression that such person is engaged in the performance of an authorized emergency management activity.

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 provides guidance on the use of National Guard armories as command and control posts or shelters during emergencies.

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 outlines procedures to accomplish facility deletions, additions or data changes in several FEMA data bases. Copies of these data bases (listings) are periodically distributed for review by emergency management coordinators.

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.