| Lt. Colonel Jerome Hatfield - Deputy Superintendent
The mission of this Branch is to provide a continuing preventive level of homeland security and public safety through the coordination of statewide resources. The goal is to provide for an increased capacity in responding to an elevation of the National Alert System and/or an event that necessitates additional mobilization of resources in concert with our law enforcement, intelligence, corporate, and emergency response partners.
Office of Program Support
Surplus Property Unit
The Unit has been designated
the State Agency for Surplus Property by State Law. The Agency
is responsible for the acquisition and distribution within
the State, of all donations of surplus property to public
agencies and eligible nonprofit tax-exempt activities including
health and educational activities and providers of assistance
to homeless individuals.
- Screens Federal sites across the nation for the availability
and acquisition of Federal Surplus Property, under the guidelines
as set forth by the Federal Property and Administrative
Services Act of 1949 and in response to the adoption of
41CFR-101-44, Federal Management Regulations as amended
or supplemented, creating a fair and equitable distribution.
- Operate a Customer Direct Pick Up system for the purpose
of procuring desired property requested by eligible agencies.
The Unit arranges and coordinates location, allocation and
time schedules for the requesting agency to secure and pick
up equipment and materials directly at Federal holding sites.
- Maintains membership in the National Association of State
Agencies for Surplus Property. Membership includes the participation
in the Overseas Program which is a consortium of State Agencies
for Surplus Property who have banded together for the specific
purpose of viewing, procuring, relocating, and shipping
property located outside the United States that is available
from the Federal Government for donation in the United States
and its territories.
- Upon Presidential declaration of an emergency or a major
disaster locates, procures, transports, and distributes
surplus equipment and supplies in accordance with the directions
of the Federal Emergency Management Agency pursuant to the
Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-288) and Executive
Order 12148, as amended.
- Assesses handling charges as may be reasonable and necessary
to defray costs incurred by the State in the administration
of this program. Executes certifications and enters into
cooperative agreements, subject to the approval of the Attorney
General, as authorized or required by said Act.
- Designated by the Governor as the Single Point of Contact
for the transfer of excess or surplus Department of Defense
property that has been deemed suitable for use by State,
County, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies seeking non-operational
logistical support to assist in counter drug and counter
terrorism activities pursuant to the National Defense Authorization
Act of 1997, Section 1033 (Public Law 101-189).
The Unit's main function is to oversee
the design, implementation and use of automation in the Emergency
Management Section in addition to providing technical assistance
to Emergency Management Agencies statewide.
The Unit administers Local Area Networks (LAN) for the Emergency
Management Section at Division Headquarters, Federal Surplus
Property Warehouse - Bridgewater, Aviation Unit - Mercer Field
and Radiological Monitoring Unit - Princeton. The Systems
Support Unit also provides direct management support for LANs
in Cape May and Warren Counties under the Survivable Crisis
Management Project in which the State EOC would be relocated
in time of crisis. The System Support Unit also provides management
support for LAN's in the Nuclear Power Plant Counties - Ocean,
Cumberland and Salem Counties. The Unit purchases computer
hardware, software and equipment for use in Section programs.
It sets standards and specifications for outside Local Area
Networks for which the Unit is responsible. This includes
research and specification of product, contacting vendors
for price quotes, initiating purchase in the State System,
following up on purchases, receipt of product and update of
The Unit develops new software to handle specific functions
when commercial off-the-shelf software is either unavailable,
unsuitable or prohibitively expensive. The Unit developed
the EMergency Information Tracking System (EMITS) that is
used to manage information in EOC's statewide. The Unit oversees
the automated transmission of severe weather watches and warnings
over the New Jersey Law Enforcement Teletype System.
Personnel serve as Information Specialists or Operations Officers
in activations of the State Emergency Operations Center. Unit
Personnel are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to
respond to computer problems during emergencies. Personnel
serve as members of the State Rapid Response team. They provides
software and hardware support to all EMS personnel which includes
installation, maintenance and upgrade. Personnel train end-users
and support personnel in the use and maintenance of software
and hardware. They coordinate the purchase, installation and
maintenance of telecommunications systems within the Section
and provide training to users as required. They also develop,
maintain and implement the statewide Emergency Alerting System