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The East Orange Police Department wants you to be aware that if a terrorist  attack was to occur anywhere within the United States, the agencies slated to become involved as part of the Department of Homeland Security will be housed in one of four major directorates: Border and Transportation Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Science and Technology, and Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection.


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The Border and Transportation Security directorate will bring the major border security and transportation operations under one roof, including:

  • The U.S. Customs Service (Treasury)

  • The Immigration and Naturalization Service (part) (Justice)

  • The Federal Protective Service (GSA)

  • The Transportation Security Administration (Transportation)

  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (Treasury)

  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (part) Agriculture)

  • Office for Domestic Preparedness (Justice)

The Emergency Preparedness and Response directorate will oversee domestic disaster preparedness training and coordinate government disaster response. It will bring together:

  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Strategic National Stockpile and the National Disaster Medical System (HHS)

  • Nuclear Incident Response Team (Energy)

  • Domestic Emergency Support Teams (Justice)

  • National Domestic Preparedness Office (FBI)

The Science and Technology directorate will seek to utilize all scientific and technological advantages when securing the homeland. The following assets will be part of this effort:

  • CBRN Countermeasures Programs (Energy)

  • Environmental Measurements Laboratory (Energy)

  • National BW Defense Analysis Center (Defense)

  • Plum Island Animal Disease Center (Agriculture)

The Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection directorate will analyze intelligence and information from other agencies (including the CIA, FBI, DIA and NSA) involving threats to homeland security and evaluate vulnerabilities in the nation's infrastructure. It will bring together:

  • Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (Commerce)

  • Federal Computer Incident Response Center (GSA)

  • National Communications System (Defense)

  • National Infrastructure Protection Center (FBI)

  • Energy Security and Assurance Program (Energy)

The Secret Service and the Coast Guard will also be located in the Department of Homeland Security, remaining intact and reporting directly to the Secretary. In addition, the INS adjudications and benefits programs will report directly to the Deputy Secretary as the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

Protecting America, Together

The Department of Homeland Security is committed to working with citizens, private industry, trade organizations, and all levels of government to keep America safe and to foster the freedoms that we cherish. There are a wide variety of opportunities to work with the new Department such as forming and implementing public-private partnerships, obtaining technical assistance and training, grants and loans, and becoming part of the DHS team as an employee. Below are some of the current opportunities to partner with DHS on the citizen, business, government, and employee levels.


Don't Be Afraid, Be Ready

The Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign seeks to help American families be better prepared for even unlikely emergency scenarios. We know from intelligence reports that terrorists are working hard to obtain biological, chemical, and radiological weapons, and the threat of an attack is real. One of the primary mandates of the Department of Homeland Security is to educate the public, on a continuing basis, about how to be prepared in case of a national emergency -- including a possible terrorist attack.

Get Informed: www.Ready.gov

You can get the information you need by:

Logging on to our new web site: www.ready.gov.

Or call 1-800-BE-READY for printed information. Citizen's Protection Guide. The guide details opportunities for every citizen to become involved in safeguarding their neighbors and communities through FEMA's Citizen Corps initiative and Community Emergency Response Team training program.
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How to Prepare for National Emergencies: What You Can Do

There are three initial steps that families can take:

1) Assemble an emergency supply kit
2) Develop a family communication plan
3) Learn more about the different types of emergencies you could face.

Professionals at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) put together a Citizen's Guide offering tips on how to prepare for a range of measures for you to make your family, your home, and your community safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.

Are You Ready? provides a step-by-step outline on how to prepare a disaster supply kit, emergency planning for people with disabilities, how to locate and evacuate to a shelter, and even contingency planning for family pets. Man-made threats from hazardous materials and terrorism are also treated in detail. The guide details opportunities for every citizen to become involved in safeguarding their neighbors and communities through FEMA's (click) Citizen Corps initiative and Community Emergency Response Team training program.

Important phone numbers regarding food and water safety:

FDA Hotline - 301-443-1240
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline - 1-800-535-4555

Citizen Corps: Government hub to help citizens stay informed and be prepared for threats and/or unexpected events, including terrorist threats: click here

Terrorism Preparing for the Unexpected: Red Cross planning strategy to help you prepare for future terrorist threats: click here

Family Disaster Planning: Red Cross checklist to prepare you and your family in case of disaster: click here

Provide Tips and Leads about Suspicious Activity

  • Reward for Justice: monetary rewards for information

  • Treasury reward program for tips about terrorist

  • Submit tips to U.S. Postal Service about anthrax threat

  • FBI Most Wanted: Photos and Submit a Tip

  • Submit a Terrorist Tip

  • Report threats and crimes to Customs

  • Report threats to public health

  • Report a threat involving a nuclear facility or radioactive materials

    Help Your Country - Volunteer

  • Help your Country!

  • USA Freedom Corps

  • The Citizens Corps

  • You can help!

Travel Safety

  • Know Before You Go

  • Are You Prepared for Take-off?

  • Travel Warnings

  • Travel in Safety

Citizen Safety

  • Protect Yourself!

  • Be Prepared

Homeland Security State and Local Contacts

Contact your State Homeland Security Office State Homeland Security and Emergency Services
visit www.ready.gov

learn more at New Jersey Office of Emergency Management
Call 866-4-SAFE-NJ (866-472-3365) to report tips or information about suspicious activity or behavior you think may be related to terrorism. In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or your local police department.

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