Laurie Doran has been appointed the new Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. Doran, who has served as Acting Director since June 2021, will assume the role as the first female director in the office’s history.

"It is a privilege to lead this agency along with the dedicated professionals who tirelessly work to ensure the safety and security of New Jersey’s residents and visitors," said Doran. 

"As New Jersey’s principal organization for coordinating the State’s counterterrorism, preparedness and cybersecurity efforts, I look forward to fulfilling our mission of building a more resilient New Jersey."

Doran joined the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness as its Intelligence and Operations Division Director on April 16, 2018, and in that capacity, advanced the organization’s counterterrorism operations, as well as collaborated with federal, state and local law enforcement partners to address an evolving threat landscape. Since June of 2021, Doran served in a dual capacity as the department's Acting Director.

Prior to her Homeland Security role, Doran retired from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after more than 32 years of service. During her time with the CIA, she served as a Senior Manager and Operations Officer in the Directorate of Operations, primarily during overseas deployments.