The Counter-Terrorism Task Force is comprised of a County Counter-Terrorism Coordinator from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, a Municipal Counter-Terrorism Coordinator from each of the County’s twenty-one municipalities; and Counter-terrorism Coordinators from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, the Union County Police Department, and the Union County Department of Corrections.
The Task Force processes suspicious activity reports that may have a nexus to terrorism; coordinating the investigation of these leads with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task. The County Counter-Terrorism Coordinator is responsible for entering terrorism and homeland security information related to suspicious activity reports into the New Jersey Suspicious Activity Reporting System (NJSARS).
A Northern New Jersey Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Risk Mitigation Planner (RMP) is also assigned to the Task Force, and acts as a liaison to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s sixteen designated Critical Infrastructure Sectors within the County.
These assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered vital to the United States. In addition to the RMP’s liaison duties, he/she conducts vulnerability assessments at critical infrastructure sites and serves on a Northern NJ Critical Infrastructure Subcommittee.
The RMP also acts as liaison to the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning; and assists in conducting unannounced security drill visits at all school districts with the County of Union.