School Safety and Security

School Safety and Security Information:

NJ State Law 18A:41-1 states that every school shall have at least one fire drill and one school security drill each month.

The representatives from the Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning (OSPEP) are happy to answer your questions, come to your school to observe drills, and consult on preparedness.

Currently, the OSPEP contact information is:
Bennie Castillo: 609-584-4297 or
New Person: 609-584-4805
FAX: 609-631-4926
Snail mail for OSPEP: P.O. Box 091, Hamilton, NJ 08692-0091

The School Safety Center website is: or
Phone: (609) 631-4531

Other Resources National Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities. It has a section on safe schools.