Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

The Essex County Sheriff’s Office – Office of Emergency Management (ECSO OEM) works closely with all Essex County municipalities, all public safety disciplines and critical private/public sector entities to engage in comprehensive disaster planning for Essex County. In addition to serving as a liaison to local, county, state and federal agencies, the ECSO OEM also serves as a liaison to utility companies and private sector companies within our region. These partners are key players who help support response and recovery efforts during emergencies.

The ECSO OEM’s goal is to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from the effects of natural or man-made disasters and other hazards or emergencies that may occur within our region. The ECSO OEM maintains or facilitates the updating of more than 100 plans, annexes, appendices and supporting documents that guide preparedness, response and mitigation activities that can be applied to any disaster or emergency affecting the region.