OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Harvey Cedars Police Chief and the President of the Ocean County Police Chief's Association of New Jersey, Robert Burnaford released a statement on Friday March 13 regarding COVID-19.

The statement read: 

In response to the increasing risk from the COVID-19 epidemic, the members of the Ocean County Police Chiefs Association have been working together to proactively prepare for and address the challenges that our communities might experience should COVID-19 impact our service populations. 

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Our Chiefs and their agencies are actively working to modify and adjust our procedures and delivery of law enforcement services to mitigate the risks to the community associated with COVID-19 while maintaining the high-level of service that our service populations expect. 

Our member Chiefs continue to conference on a daily basis to ensure that we are working together and leveraging the considerable knowledge and experience of our law enforcement leaders for the benefit of our jurisdictions within Ocean County. 

We will continue to work together and collaborate with our partners at the County, State, and Federal levels to ensure that we are prepared to effectively respond to the community's public safety needs during this challenging time. 

Respectfully, 

Robert Burnaford

President