Stevens to lead port security research

7/11/2008:

Forgot to mention this yesterday, but going on now at Stevens Institute (till 1:30pm) is a ceremony to kick off the Department of Homeland Security-designated Center of Excellence in Port Security.

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Stevens Tech to lead research into port security

Hoboken is poised to become a center for research into port security.

Stevens Institute of Technology was selected by the Department of Homeland Security as one of its centers of excellence that will receive grants up to $2 million per year for the next four to six years.

The Hoboken-based school will lead a research effort that will also include Rutgers, MIT, the University of Miami, Monmouth University and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez and Reps. Albio Sires, Steven Rothman and Bill Pascrell Jr. are scheduled to announce the Stevens Tech grant this morning in Hoboken.

New Jersey’s congressional delegation has pushed for creating minimum security standards for all shipping containers entering the nation’s seaports.

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zxcv
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zxcv

Aaaannnyway…the maritime engineering lab there has been a big help to at least one NJ manufacturing company that I know of – one of my clients that manufactures port security barriers. I believe they worked with Stevens to do a lot of the R&D and testing.

So Stevens is actually doing a lot to keep manufacturing and technology jobs in the state…more so than the town of Hoboken with its endless parade of nail salons and Asian money laundering…errr restaurants.

homeworld
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I’ve see Stevens cops patrolling around Hoboken on more than one occasion, such as the area around Dunkin Donuts on Washington Street…

There is Stevens housing throughout Hoboken, and if there is a problem in one of those buildings, Stevens PD responds. I’ve also read police blotters about Stevens PD responding to incidents near the PATH station. Many of them are full-fledged police officers, and only recently was one of the squad cars turned into a “Public Safety” vehicle, because apparently the new Chief decided to hire some part-time “security officers” For the force.

At least they’re not going to Hooters…

thinkfirst
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thinkfirst

I’ll let you know about my retirement in 4 years and 7 months unless buyout comes through first. How is your retirement going? Correction: Campus Police have a 1 mile patrol radius around college campus. “Technically” that makes all of Hoboken their jurisdiction including 3rd and Hudson so “technically” they are off limits to nothing in this 1 square mile city. Nor do I think they are interested in anything outside the campus. Curious: So why are you so angry at these guys? I know a few myself and they never gave me a problem. They have a job to do like did.

bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo
[quote comment=”92819″]bornandrazedinhobo (and I seriously doubt that you were)…..Anyone from Hoboken knows that 3rd and Hudson is well off campus and is a city street. Stevens police would not be posted there to direct traffic unless the city requested them there and that would require some sort of emergency where HPD’s manpower was not sufficient enough to handle that particular emergency. So either they were there at the city’s request, which makes your statement look foolish, or you were mistaken or you are just lying because you have a personal issue with the officers from Stevens. Judging from your comments including your fowl language and personal attacks against Stevens officers, I tend to believe it is the latter. Have you considered therapy for this? Get your facts straight tough guy.[/quote] I don’t really care what you seriously doubt and I don’t have to answer to you about my history in town and roots most likely long before yourself in fact. Not only is 3rd and Hudson off limit to Stevens it is a county road with overall jurisdiction with the HCSO if you want to get technical which you obviusly did not know. There was no emergency and the HPD cops on scene were just as confused as everyone else as to why Steven’s rent ‘a’ jerks were directing in the area. To be honest I could not give a shit what Stevens does or does not do on their patch of grass by the river but when they get… Read more »
thinkfirst
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thinkfirst

bornandrazedinhobo (and I seriously doubt that you were)…..Anyone from Hoboken knows that 3rd and Hudson is well off campus and is a city street. Stevens police would not be posted there to direct traffic unless the city requested them there and that would require some sort of emergency where HPD’s manpower was not sufficient enough to handle that particular emergency. So either they were there at the city’s request, which makes your statement look foolish, or you were mistaken or you are just lying because you have a personal issue with the officers from Stevens. Judging from your comments including your fowl language and personal attacks against Stevens officers, I tend to believe it is the latter. Have you considered therapy for this? Get your facts straight tough guy.

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