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NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness, in cooperation with US Dept of Homeland Security, Southern Ocean Chamber, Ocean County Prosecutor & Ship Bottom Police present free Security Initiative for local businesses to support safety and security.

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the US Department of Homeland Security in partnership with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and local law enforcement will host a highly valuable session to help local businesses and their employees contribute to the safety and security of the community. With the generous support of the Ship Bottom  Volunteer Fire Company, this workshop will bring real answers to the ongoing discussion of how to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to security threats.

The program will run from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday June 5 at the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company 2006 Central Avenue Ship Bottom. This is the third year the regional chamber has coordinated this effort to bring latest information and best homeland security practices to Southern Ocean County. Anyone who operates a business, volunteers or hosts events of any level should make attending this workshop. “We need to continue the conversation of this caliber as part of our preparation for the season” states Lori Pepenella, CEO of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce. “This is an opportunity for the business community to learn from having these experts available to us.” The chamber reports almost 200 of businesspeople, community and event coordinators have these Hometown Security Initiative Sessions.  This year will  include opening remarks, a threat briefing, protective security measures, active shooter response, cybersecurity, and a facilitated discussion. The June 5  program will provide the opportunity for the Southern Ocean business community to collaborate with local, county, state and federal law enforcement as well as homeland security organizations.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Please RSVP to the Southern Ocean County Chamber office by calling 609 494 7211, emailing [email protected], or stopping in at 265 West Ninth Street Ship Bottom . To find out more about this program and other Southern Ocean Chamber activities, go to www.visitLBIregion.com or on social as @southernoceanchamber @LBIregion
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