Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES NJOHSP ENSURE THAT I, AS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC, HAVE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THREATS AND EMERGENCIES?
NJOHSP operates under the premise that a well-prepared citizenry is integral to New Jersey's homeland security and emergency preparedness strategies. Accordingly, NJOHSP takes proactive steps to ensure New Jersey residents receive real-time and reliable information on any and all emergencies through multiple modes of media, as well as advertising and public events.
Please refer to this website for the latest and most up-to-date information.
HOW CAN I DO MY PART TO KEEP OUR STATE SAFE?
NJOHSP relies heavily on the public to report any and all suspicious activity. NJOHSP operates the State's toll-free, 24-hour terrorism tip line, which is staffed by trained law enforcement professionals.
Remember, our best defense against terrorism is YOU. If you see something, say something.
WHAT IS NJOHSP'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STATE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT?
NJOHSP's responsibilities do not include the emergency management mission in the State of New Jersey. That duty resides within the Office of Emergency Management, which the New Jersey State Police administers.
NJOHSP does, however, have primary responsibility for overseeing statewide emergency response coordination.
HOW IS NJOHSP DIFFERENT FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY?
NJOHSP is responsible for New Jersey’s homeland security and emergency preparedness, while the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) focuses primarily on national homeland security issues. NJOHSP is a Cabinet-level agency within New Jersey’s state government, while DHS is a Cabinet-level agency within the federal government.
More information about DHS can be found here.
WHAT KINDS OF EVENTS DOES NJOHSP WANT INFORMATION ABOUT?
NJOHSP appreciates advanced notice of public events that attract large numbers of people - generally over 1,000 - in a public or private venue. Examples include: concerts, marathons, firework displays, community celebrations, craft fairs, visits by VIPs, sporting events, holiday gatherings, etc.
To send information, please click here and complete the form.
DOES NJOHSP HANDLE IMMIGRATION ISSUES?
No. All immigration matters are handled by DHS. More information can be found here.
DOES NJOHSP HANDLE PASSPORT INFORMATION?
No. Passports are handled by DHS. More information can be found here.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AIRPORT SECURITY IN NEW JERSEY?
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), an entity within DHS, is responsible for airport security. More information about TSA can be found here.