Department of Homeland Security

Homeland Security Starts with Hometown Security: NJOHSP's Hometown Security Initiative

The whole community—our residents, visitors, business owners, places of worship, schools, and community leaders—all play a vital role in keeping our communities safe and secure. Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it calls for the involvement of everyone — not just the government.

NJOHSP developed the Hometown Security Initiative as a pathway to engage our local communities to enhance their level of preparedness, building a more secure and resilient New Jersey. Piloted in June of 2016, the Hometown Security Initiative allows federal, state, and local agencies to connect directly with the local community, its small businesses, faith-based organizations, and educational institutions. Since the program’s inception, we have held 10 Hometown Security seminars, attended by more than 500 residents.

In today’s podcast, we discuss New Jersey’s Hometown Security Initiative with our key partners at the Department of Homeland Security and the New Jersey State Police. We will share how this effort fosters a culture of preparedness and lays the foundation to build capabilities in our communities across New Jersey.

Hometown Security Event in Point Pleasant

NJOHSP visited Point Pleasant Beach to present the Hometown Security Initiative with the Point Pleasant Beach Police DepartmentOcean County Prosecutor's OfficeNew Jersey State Police and Department of Homeland Security. Bringing the community together to create a safer tomorrow.

NJCCIC Tour

NJOHSP Director Chris Rodriguez, Deputy Director Dave Weinstein and cybersecurity analysts hosted workshop guests at the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) located at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) to kick off day 1 of the Cybersecurity Workshop for local government and business in coordination with the US Department of Homeland Security and the Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (C3) Voluntary Program.

Cybersecurity Workshop

NJOHSP and the New Jersey Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Cell, in coordination with the US Department of Homeland Security and the Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (C3) Voluntary Program, hosted a cybersecurity workshop for local government and business panel discussions with public and private sector representatives to talk about best practices.