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Hometown Security Initiative

Region 2 VPP Sites:

"Today’s (11/7) New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) Executive Intelligence Brief underscores the importance of the public in countering terrorism (please see the attached PDF file). Public outreach efforts aimed at raising awareness of terrorism-related behaviors and telling citizens where to report suspicious activity can yield impactful results.

The document introduces information about the Hometown Security Initiative, which is a program designed to train and educate “Main Street” owner-operators of public gathering facilities like restaurants, night clubs, cafes, theaters, stores, and entertainment facilities. Using the “Connect-Prepare-Train-Report” model, this two and half hour forum is intended to inform the public on likely threat scenarios, global intelligence awareness, protective security for public gatherings, and suspicious activity reporting mechanisms. The program is being implemented statewide to increase community resilience, readiness, and overall security in municipalities across New Jersey. If this information could be useful at your site, please see the link below:"

(This is shared from an email sent to the Region 2 VPP Sites from Richard F. Brown, CSP, CFPS, VPP Manager, US DOL OSHA)

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