Topics including scam and identity theft prevention will be the focus of the next Staying Safe in Manchester Township presentation scheduled for Monday, Sept. 8.

libFrom 6 to 8 p.m. at the 21 Colonial Drive Ocean County Library branch location, Detective Adam Guker and members of the Investigations Bureau will show Manchester residents how they can avoid becoming a victim.

“It’s important that residents, especially our large senior population, become familiar with the simple, common sense steps they can take to ensure the safety of themselves, their families and their property,” Guker said.

Registration is requested and can be completed by calling 732-657-7600 or visiting Upcoming sessions in the series will cover Internet safety and driver and traffic safety. Each session will include a question and answer period.

A Public Safety representative will be on hand at each session to help residents enroll in the NIXLE emergency notification system. This system is used by officials in Manchester and throughout the state to instantly update residents about emergency situations through text message and email alerts. Online NIXLE registration is available through

The other Staying Safe in Manchester Township library sessions are:

Monday, October 6

Internet Safety

  • Information about preventing Cybercrime and a parents’ guide to Social Networking will be among the topics of discussion at this session.

Monday, November 17

Driver and Traffic Safety

  • Officers will speak about staying safe on the roads and the initiatives aimed at preventing dangerous crashes.

Each Staying Safe in Manchester Township session is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m., one Monday per month, and is open to all ages. Those who attend all sessions will receive a certificate of completion.