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Security At The Office Of Administrative Law

Safety and security is of the utmost importance at the Office of Administrative Law. It is the policy of the OAL that threats and threatening behavior, harassment and intimidation, physical acts of violence, and intentional property damage committed either in OAL facilities or in the performance of work duties outside the OAL's premises will not be tolerated.

When you enter the OAL in either the Atlantic City, Mercerville or Newark office, a security officer will immediately welcome you. The officer will ask you to remove all metallic objects from your person and place all bags, packages, purses and briefcases on a table, prior to your passing through a stationary magnetometer. Under no circumstance may an employee of the OAL or participant in the administrative hearing process (other than an appropriately licensed law enforcement or security officer, who is on official police business) be allowed to carry a weapon into the building. In addition, any law enforcement officer who is carrying a weapon and is not in uniform will display a police badge or an identification badge issued by their department or the OAL security officer. This badge must be visible and worn on the front pocket of the outer garment.

The policies of the OAL regarding violence in the workplace are consistent with the Executive Order No. 49 issued April 17, 1996 by Governor Christine T. Whitman.