Departments & Services

Emergency Management

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The Office of Emergency Management consists of an OEM Coordinator and a Deputy Coordinator. These positions are held by Bernards Township Police Officers Mike Shimsky and Chris Hurst respectively. Over the past several years, the Office of Emergency Management has met Federal and State requirements pertaining to Emergency Management.

  • Design an exercise to test the effectiveness of the Emergency Operation Plan. Participate in the exercise with other township emergency services personnel.
  • Seek additional training in areas of emergency preparedness;
  • Hold at least two L.E.P.C. meetings;
  • Review the Alert Warning Annex and make the necessary changes to improve the Township's capabilities to alert township residents of an emergency;
  • Work directly with Counter-Terrorism Officer to develop and coordinate response plans to Terrorist threats/WMD incidents;
  • Improve/enhance radiological response capabilities through continued training of Radiological Officer and procure of radiological detection devices;
  • Work with Counter-Terrorism Officer to continue to develop response plans that address current threat environment.