Be prepared imagePreparedness is a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluation, and improvement activities that allows Stockton University to ensure effective coordination and the enhancement of capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against disaster events.

In the preparedness phase, Stockton University Office of Emergency Management develops plans of action to manage and counter risks and takes action to build the necessary capabilities needed to implement such plans.


Stockton University Emergency Operations Plan

Stockton University Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is an all-hazards approach to planning for any type of emergency or incident, including natural, man-made or terrorist event. It includes plans for responding to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear explosive (CBRNE) incidents. Listed below are the various annexes, each designed to be a stand-alone document available to the respective representative assigned the responsibility of that annex:


  • Basic Plan
  • Alert, Warning, & Communications Annex
  • Damage Assessment Annex
  • Emergency Medical Annex
  • Emergency Operations Center Annex
  • Emergency Public Information Annex
  • Evacuation Annex
  • Fire/Rescue Annex
  • Hazardous Materials Annex
  • Law Enforcement Annex
  • Public Health Annex
  • Public Works Annex
  • Radiological Protection Annex Addendum
  • Resource Management Annex
  • Shelter/Reception Care Annex
  • Social Services Annex

Stockton University Be Prepared

Posted in all classrooms and offices as well as online ( an “Emergency Procedures Guide” for our faculty, staff and students that addresses the most common emergencies they may encounter while on campus. The guide is available to all members of the community.

“If You See Something, Say Something”

  • Across the nation, we're all part of communities. In cities, on farms, and in the suburbs, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends. It's easy to take for granted the routine moments in our every day—going to work or school, the grocery store or the gas station. But your every day is different than your neighbor’s—filled with the moments that make it uniquely yours. So if you see something you know shouldn't be there—or someone's behavior that doesn't seem quite right—say something. Because only you know what’s supposed to be in your everyday. Informed, alert communities play a critical role in keeping our nation safe. "If You See Something, Say Something®" engages the public in protecting our homeland through awareness–building, partnerships, and other outreach.
  • Reporting Suspicious Activity
    • To report suspicious activity, contact your local law enforcement agency. Describe specifically what you observed, including:
    • Who or what you saw;
    • When you saw it;
    • Where it occurred; and
    • Why it's suspicious.
    • If there is an emergency,
    • Dial 9–1–1.

Incident Command System

Incident Command System is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of emergency response providing a common hierarchy within which emergency responders from varying agencies can effectively manage an incident or event.

  • New Jersey Emergency Management Directive 105 – Requires the use of the Incident Command System as a standard incident management system for emergency management.
    • The Incident Command System shall be the State command and control system during declared emergencies and training.
    • Agencies shall integrate the Incident Command System into their emergency operations plans (EOP), standard operating procedures (SOP), standard operating guidelines (SOG), emergency response plans (ERP) and other written operational and planning tools.

Emergency Management Training and Exercise Program

The Stockton Office of Emergency Management conducts an annual tabletop exercise to test the emergency operations plan (EOP) as well as participating in State, and Local exercises. Exercises and drills are intended to increase the situational awareness and response readiness of our campus students, faculty, and staff.

Emergency Management Training

Personal Preparedness