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Emergency Management


Mission: To lessen the effects of disaster on the lives and property of the community of the Township of Deptford through leadership, coordination and support in the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.


Emergency management is the process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to and recovering from an emergency. Emergency management is a dynamic process. Planning, though critical, is not the only component. Training, conducting drills, testing equipment and coordinating activities with the community are other important functions.


Service Coverage

Deptford Township is 17.5 square miles with a population of approximately 30,000. The Township acts as a throughway to almost every major highway in the State of New Jersey. Estimates of 100,000 commuters travel in Deptford Township on a daily basis.

The Office of Emergency Management works in conjunction with the Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management, New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It operates under the direction of the Emergency Management Coordinator. The remainder of the Department consists of a Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator and an Operations Officer.


Contact Information

Emergency Management Coordinator: 
Michael Divito 
Phone: (856) 812-2552

Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator: 
Thomas E. Newman, Jr.
Phone: (856)686-2220

Emergency Operations Center
Phone: (856) 845-2220