The Office of Planning, Training, and Emergency Management is responsible for planning for the infrastructure needs of the Department, maintaining the policy management system, overseeing in-house training and coordinating external training. The office oversees the Field Training Officer program for new officers. They coordinate workman's compensation follow-up for workplace injuries and exposures.
The Office of Emergency Management is staffed out of this office. They develop and update the Town's emergency operations plans, mitigate potential large hazards, and respond to disasters to coordinate the provision of assets to assist first responders. The unit coordinates with FEMA, County and State OEM, and the American Red Cross maintaining professional relationships with contacts in those organizations who assist during disasters or states of emergency.
The office coordinates FEMA reimbursement for Town resources deployed during states of emergency. OEM also maintains the fleet of police boats, portable light towers, trailers, off-road vehicles, and the mobile command unit. They sit on multi-agency committees such as the County Law Enforcement Working Group and the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI).
The Department's Counterterrorism Coordinators work through this office to disseminate terrorism-related intelligence within the organization and to external partners, such as the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. Coordinators evaluate police reports for upload into the State's Suspicious Activities Reporting System. They conduct outreach to high-risk locations in the business, non-profit, and government sectors and consult on target-hardening procedures. Coordinators distribute homeland security-related training bulletins to police officers and coordinate with the County Counterterrorism Coordinator and Regional Operations Intelligence Center to ensure that officers are kept abreast of emerging homeland security issues.