Southern Ocean Chamber Hosts Security Info Session

SHIP BOTTOM – In today’s world, security is necessary in many facets of life. Where do we need it? How do we get it? How do we keep it?

Local law enforcement agencies and the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce want to help answer these questions.

The Chamber, alongside the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the US Department of Homeland Security, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and local law enforcement are hosting an information session to help local businesses and their employees contribute to the safety and security of the community.

This program will be held on June 5 at the Ship Bottom Volunteer Fire Company, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., where members of the community can learn how to prepare for, mitigate, and respond to security threats.

Now in its third year, this Homeland Security Seminar helps bring the latest information and best homeland security practices to Southern Ocean County.

“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 June 5 program will include opening remarks, a threat briefing, protective security measures, active shooter response, cybersecurity, a facilitated discussion, and opportunity for the Southern Ocean business community to collaborate with local, county, state and federal law enforcement as well as homeland security organizations.

The program is free, but space is limited! RSVP to the Southern Ocean County Chamber office at 609-494-7211, emailing, or stopping in at 265 West Ninth Street Ship Bottom .

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