Fleet Management Unit
The Fleet Management Unit (FMU) serves as liaison between the NJDOC and Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Transportation Services, to ensure that all departmental vehicles are receiving proper repair at all Treasury, Bureau of Transportation Services, repair facilities. All correspondence between the two departments relating to vehicle operations is handled by the FMU. The unit also is responsible for registrations, insurance cards, fueling cards, EZ-Pass account oversight - including transponder assignments. The FMU interacts with NJDOC vehicle coordinators and Treasury, Bureau of Transportation Services, staff to evaluate vehicle replacement schedules and orchestrate vehicle exchanges. Additionally, continuous evaluation of Federal Motor Vehicle standards is conducted to ensure departmental compliance.
The FMU manages the department's extensive vehicle database, analyzing current and historical vehicle assignment information as well as mileage reporting to establish vehicle replacement criteria. Requests for NJDOC vehicle information from outside agencies is provided when appropriate. In addition, the unit composes investigative correspondence of vehicle-related infractions, such as Vehicle Complaints and Traffic Violations forwarded by the Department of the Treasury.
The FMU prepares all documentation required to acquire new vehicles. It also evaluates special equipment needs, such as security equipment, and coordinates installation. The unit is constantly on call to assist departmental personnel in the retrieval of disabled vehicles, ensuring that retrieval is in compliance with Department of the Treasury policy.
Office of Human Resources
Office of Training
Two state laws help to define the Office of Training’s mission: the Police Training Act, which mandates training for state and county correction officers; and the Gun Control Act, which requires firearms qualification training for all state and county correction officers.
Legislation obligates the Police Training Commission to approve the state basic curriculum and county officer recruit training programs as well as firearms training programs. The Office of Training has codified and standardized the curriculum and expanded the content and duration of the basic training. After completing the required courses, each officer receives a basic training diploma from the NJDOC and receives certification from the Police Training Commission.
In-Service Training Unit – This unit is responsible for overseeing the in-service training programs for all departmental personnel. The training is conducted at various regional sites throughout the state. The In-Service Training Unit conducts executive, management
Office of Policy and Planning
The Office of Policy and Planning is responsible for the evaluation of correctional and criminal justice information in the context of relevant law, policy and practice, and the development of data analyses, studies and reports to support NJDOC operations. The office acts as a liaison with New Jersey, federal, other state and local law and justice system agencies for strategic planning purposes, including the development of goals, objectives, impact analyses and research.
The Office of Policy and Planning is responsible for several NJDOC units.
Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Compliance Unit – This unit ensures the NJDOC is compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA). This is accomplished through the development, review and revision of internal policies and management procedures that govern the detection, prevention, response and enforcement of a zero tolerance prison sexual assault policy.
Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual (APPM) Unit – The APPM Unit is responsible for the generation, distribution and maintenance of NJDOC policy statements and internal management procedures, which are documents that impact the operation of all organizational units under the authority of the Commissioner. Emphasis is placed on the development of standardized policies and procedures that impact the safety and security of the public, staff and inmates. Additionally, the unit provides training of executive staff in the APPM protocol.
Policy Analysis and Planning Unit (PA&P) – The PA&P Unit develops analyses on the impact of proposed legislation that may affect inmate population growth, departmental budgetary needs and NJDOC capital needs. PA&P Unit also prepares the annual offender characteristics report, which is posted on the NJDOC Web site, and files concerning inmate population, characteristics, deaths and other data. These files are shared with various criminal justice system agencies.
Research and Evaluation Unit – This unit provides statistical support and analysis, including empirical research and program evaluation services, to the various divisions and units within the NJDOC. The primary mission of the unit is to conduct and facilitate action-oriented research that informs and influences policy and practice. The unit also completes the State of New Jersey’s annual recidivism report and is responsible for oversight of the Departmental Research Review Board and the Rutgers University/NJDOC internship program.
Grants Management Unit – This unit oversees all NJDOC grant activities. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the seeking of funding opportunities, technical support to staff developing grant applications, processing of grant applications, fiscal management of grant funds, monitoring of grant activities and grant reporting requirements.