October 23, 2018, our guest was
U.S. Representative, Tom MacArthur
New Jersey 3rd Congressional District

U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur shared his dismay at the vitriol and misrepresentation characterizing the current campaign season. Tom is running for re-election to his seat from New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District.

Tom went on to review some of his recent efforts to address particular problems that impact New Jersey, among them the opioid crisis, the future of the Joint Base, and efforts by FEMA to "claw back" funds from Superstorm Sandy victims among others.

On this, his fourth visit with the OC Mayors, Tom again reaffirmed his commitment to bipartisanship.


September 20, 2018, our guest was
Laura M. Fosselman
Mississippi Office of Homeland Security

Laura presented Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) summary to the Mayors. CRASE was designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy of the  Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training developed by Texas University.

Laura said you should be aware of your surroundings, know your exits, and plan what you would do in an active shooter event.  Other elements of the programs included these:

 Avoid Get out if you can exit without engaging the shooter. Think about those secondary exits including windows.

Deny Lock and barricade doors.

Defend There are no rules. Get past the denial of the situation/ Get angry. It's you or the shooter.

Laura also discussed church planning and security

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Note: When circumstances make it necessary, guest speakers are subject to change without notice.



Don't Miss Our Next Meeting!

(There will be no November meeting)

Join us on Tuesday , December 4, 2018, 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. Our guest will be:

Bradley Billhimer
Ocean County Prosecutor

I hope that you will be able to attend our Association monthly meeting. You are also welcome to bring guests. There is a $20.00 per person meeting fee. Payment receipts available upon request at sign in.

Please RSVP no later than Friday, November 30, 2018 by calling (732) 644-0657 (voice or text), or by email at ocmayors@comcast.net. Please indicate number of attendees, and names if possible. 

We look forward to seeing you!

-April Elley, Admin

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