Thursday, May 02, 2013

New Jersey State Police Certified SORA Instructor

Recently, my friend and colleague of 20 years, Lt. Patrick Fay Rtd. of the Hackensack Police Department, recommended my certification by the New Jersey State Police as a SORA instructor. Pat Fay and I have worked on many initiatives over the years including:

  • Board members of the North Jersey Regional Crime Prevention Officers Association
  • Tri-Community Crimestoppers Board Members
  • Community Policing Instructors for the Bergen County Police Academy certifying practitioners statewide
  • Community Policing Summit at Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Guest Lectures for NYPD Crime Prevention Specialists
  • Citizen Police Academies
  • Citizen Appreciation Nights
  • School and College Security Initiatives
  • Personal Safety Presentations
  • Corporate Crime Prevention Initiatives

    The New Jersey State Police SORA certification consisted of 40 hours of training and an exam to complete the program. Modules of the training included:

  • Cargo Theft Prevention
  • Bomb Threat Management
  • Street Gangs (Gang Awareness and Recognition)
  • Document Fraud
  • Emergency Response (Incident Command System)
  • Homeland Security (Terrorism Awareness and Prevention)
  • First Aid Awareness
  • Use of Force
  • Ethics
  • Nationwide Suspicious Incidents (NSI) and Situational Awareness Reporting (SAR) Initiative

    Thanks to the recommendation of Pat Fay, I am proud to now hold the New Jersey State Police SORA Instructor certification. I commend Pat for the many training initiatives he has held to certify officers throughout the state over the years. His dedication to protecting New Jersey includes:

    Fairleigh Dickinson University: Committed to Public Safety

    Fairleigh Dickinson University, under the leadership of David Miles, Director of Public Safety, is committed to providing a safe campus environment for students and faculty.

    On Wednesday, January 09, 2008, a cadre of public safety professionals was certified under the New Jersey Security Officer Registration Act. SORA was enacted on August 31, 2004 with associated regulations and the requirement that all private security officers attend a 24 hour training course. The course must be retaken every two years. The regulations also require that law enforcement officers who perform the duties of security personnel must be compensated by his/her department or become a registered security officer of a duly licensed security company.

    The course is taught by certified instructors who have successfully completed a 40 hour train-the-trainer program developed by the New Jersey State Police and includes instruction in:

    • Homeland Security
    • Incident Command System
    • Report Writing
    • Use of Force
    • Theft Prevention
    • Ethics

    Although in-house security or public safety professionals, as in the case of Fairleigh Dickinson University, are not required to be certified according to SORA, FDU is to be commended for its commitment to safety and security by going beyond the status quo and having its professionals certified.

    This training and certification, completed through the dedication of certified instructors Patrick Fay (Lieutenant of the Hackensack Police Department and President of the North Jersey Regional Crime Prevention Officers Association) and Allen C. Kriney, stands as a model of dedication to the security profession and to all of the members of its educational community.


    Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Department of Public Safety
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    NJRCPOA Click here to visit site
    State of New Jersey
    Security Officer Registration Act
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    State of New Jersey
    Security Officer Registration Act
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    Unity of Effort: Law Enforcement
    and Private Partnerships
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