Tuersday, December 13, 2016
Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, Director of the New Jersey Office
of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) outlined the security threats
we face, including the growing challenge of cyber crime and terrorism. Chris
had been scheduled to speak at our September meeting but his appearance was
preempted by the terrorist attack of September 17 that saw bombs explode in
Point Pleasant and on Manhattan's east side. Undetonated explosives were
found in Elizebeth and alleged terrorist Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested
after a shoot-out in Linden. Chris cited the incidents as examples of the
citizen awareness that is a critical weapon against homeland terrorism. The
Elizabeth explosives were reported by passersby, he noted. Rahami himself
was seen and reported to Linden police by an alert citizen. The job of
NJOHSP, Chris said, is to ensure that local and state authorities have the
resources and intelligence they need to deal with the sustained terrorist
peril. To that end, NJOHSP has created a program to educate communities and
businesses on likely threats, available intelligence, security for public
gatherings, and reporting suspicious activity. The program is called the
Hometown Security Initiative. For information email email@example.com.
Michael spoke about the value of the OCC's available training
programs that can help local businesses and benefit the wider community. A
variety of targeted training programs can be held on site or at OCC. More
information and a downloadable brochure is available on the OCC web site at
www.ocean.edu. Click on the Business & Community tab and select Employee
Training & Workforce Development. You can reach Michael at 732-255-0400 Ext.
2157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Guest Speakers
Tom MacArthur, U.S. Representative
On MONDAY, January 16, 2017, the Ocean County Mayors’ Association will hold a business meeting at the Grove Restaurant (formally Legend Restaurant) adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel located at 955 Hooper Avenue, Toms River, New Jersey. Registration begins at 8:30 AM.
Find it all in the classifieds right here on the OCMayors web site.