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The President's Charge to CIRT
Critical Incident Response Team Charge 
New Jersey City University President
Dr. Sue Henderson

New Jersey City University is committed to providing a safe and secure learning and working environment to our over 8,000 students and over 1900 employees.  In support of this objective, New Jersey City University created the the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) in 2000, to respond to critical incidents that may impact our community.

The goals of New Jersey City University's CIRT are as follows:

  • To coordinate the University's responses to critical incidents involving students, faculty, and staff while paying special attention to the safety and security needs of the University community.
  • To communicate the University's responses to critical incidents involving students, faculty, and staff.
  • To regularly review and update the University's CIRT manuals.
  • To use critical incidents, when appropriate, as "teachable moments" which may enhance the quality of life for those involved with such incidents.
The CIRT membership is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of University professionals who meet regularly, receive training, and participate in 'table-topic' exercises which help ensure the University's emergency preparedness.  
As members of the NJCU community, we have a shared responsibility to participate in creating a safe and secure learning environment.  In this regard, I urge you to become familiar with safety protocols that may be crucial in the future. 
As always, NJCU's Public Safety Office is working closely with the Jersey City Police Department, as well as, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure our safety.  Should you have any questions or concerns, or notice any suspicious behavior/circumstances, please contact the Public Safety Office by calling 201-200-3128 or e-mailing, .
In case of any emergency, updates will be available by telephone at 201-200-2000 and will be posted on line at the University's homepage,
I urge you to refer to the American Red Cross homeland security advisory recommendations posted at .

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