RANDOLPH, NJ- The public is invited to attend a free Morris County Hometown Security Seminar on Wednesday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Dragonetti Auditorium at County College of Morris, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph. 

The New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) Hometown Security program is a collaborative effort to discuss tools and resources that help strengthen the security and resilience of communities across New Jersey. Program topics include physical protective measures, active shooter response, recognizing and reporting suspicious activity.  Local municipalities, organizations, businesses and residents are invited to attend.

Patrick Owens, director of critical infrastructure, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, will discuss facility assessment and protective measures.  Janice Rufino, Intelligence Management Bureau, NJOHSP, will provide information on recognizing and reporting suspicious activity.  Active Shooter Preparedness is another topic that will be discussed by Ed Moore, Active Shooter Response Training Coordinator, NJOHSP. 

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A facilitated panel discussion on Preparedness Tools and Resources for the Community will feature Sean Gorman, Infrastructure Security Bureau, NJOHSP; Lt. Gary Brandt, Infrastructure Protection Unit, New Jersey State Police; Dan Shultz, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, United States Department of Homeland Security; and Jeffrey S. Paul, director, Morris County Office of Emergency Management.

The Hometown Security program was developed by NJOHSP, in collaboration with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, the Morris County Office of Emergency Management, the County College of Morris Public Safety, and the Randolph Township Police Department.

To register for the event, please email jfichter@ccm.edu with subject: Hometown Security Seminar.