Hopewell Valley has a regional Office of Emergency Management (OEM) including Hopewell Township, Hopewell Borough and Pennington Borough.
Police Chief Lance Maloney serves as the Executive Director of this regional office. Lieutenant William Springer serves as the Deputy Director for Hopewell Township. Both Hopewell Borough and Pennington Borough have Emergency Management Directors as well.
The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for planning for, responding to and coordinating efforts during major emergency events in the Valley. The office has developed and constantly updates a comprehensive emergency operations plan. Periodically the office conducts drills involving the police departments, fire departments, emergency medical units, communications centers, health department and other government agencies such as the public works departments.
The OEM utilizes an emergency operations center located in the Hopewell Township Police headquarters. This center is activated several times a year for incidents such as floods, major snowstorms, and other large scale events.
The Hopewell Valley OEM works closely with the Mercer County and New Jersey State Emergency Management Offices.
Hopewell Valley OEM utilizes several methods of alerting the public when there is an emergency event taking place:
This secure Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent - unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD / TTY requirements can all be entered.
CodeRED will supplement other methods currently used to rapidly get important information out to residents such as, cable television notices, and updates to the Hopewell Township website. Learn more about CodeRED.
The Police Department is also proud to announce that it will be disseminating critical and timely information through Facebook. Friend us at "Hopewell Township NJ Police," like our page and you will receive notifications. This Facebook account is for dissemination of information only; there is no ability to blog or post comments to this page. Visit our Facbook page.