Office of Emergency Management

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

O.E.M. Director KierceDirector W. Greg Kierce oversees the Jersey City Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security (OEM), a coordinating agency for the City of Jersey City for all issues related to emergency management and homeland security. The agency plans and prepares for natural and man-made disasters, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery, and collects and disseminates emergency information.  
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URBAN AREA SECURITY INITIATIVE (UASI)

The UASI program is funded through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assists high-threat, high-density Urban Areas in efforts to build and sustain the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. 
Jersey City ranks # 7 in the top 12 Tier 1 UASI Regions in the United States
and has received in excess of $20 million dollars supporting the acquisition of:
  • State of the Art Emergency Operations Center located at 715 Summit Avenue
  • Radio communications system and associated equipment
  • Expanded the city’s Video Surveillance system to include critical infrastructure and mass transit entities
  • Specialized vehicles for the JCPD emergency Services Unit
  • Nine Explosive Detection K-9s
  • Mobile communications Vehicle
  • Mass Care Re-Hab Vehicle
  • JCPD River Operations Vessels
  • JCPD CBRNE Vessel
  • Specialized training for members of the JCPD/JCFD
  • Active Shooter Task Force training for Jersey City first responders

Department Contact Info

  • phoneNon-Emergency: (201) 547-5681
  • 715 Summit Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    W. Greg Kierce, Director

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