Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness (OHSP)

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) was created by executive order in 2006.

NJOHSP is led by a Director who is appointed by the Governor and serves as a member of the governor’s cabinet and as the Governor's principal advisor on homeland security issues.  The Director serves as Chair of the Domestic Security Preparedness Task Force, which was created by statute in 2001.  (P.L. 2001, c. 246).


The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness leads and coordinates New Jersey’s counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness efforts while building resiliency throughout the State. We fulfill this mission by committing ourselves to a professional ethos that is the sum of four core values:

SERVICE. We put our State and its citizens first, and we put Mission before self. We take pride in being timely, agile, and relevant.

TEAMWORK. We stand with and behind each other. We recognize that partnerships, both internal and external, are critical to achieving success. We cannot fulfill our Mission alone.

EXCELLENCE. We take great pride in the quality of our work. We do every task, every project, every initiative, to the best of our ability.

DIVERSITY. We strive to build a workforce that is as diverse as New Jersey’s citizenry. We pride ourselves on encouraging diversity of thought, perspective, and problem solving.


The Department will report key performance indicators across the following Core Missions:

  1. Counterterrorism
  2. Resiliency
  3. Cybersecurity



Report Suspicious Activity:
1-866-4-SAFE-NJ or 2-1-1
General Inquiries: 609-584-4000
Media Inquiries:
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 091
Trenton, NJ 08625

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