Residents are invited to learn about Manchester’s Emergency Services Division during the second in a six-part public safety series scheduled for Monday, July 7, at the 21 Colonial Drive Ocean County Library branch.

From 6 to 8 p.m., Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Arthur Abline will teach residents how to protect themselves and their families during an emergency and show them what to do should a disaster situation arise.

OEM Safety Series Flyer

Additionally, residents are invited to tour the inside of the Emergency Response Vehicles utilized by Manchester’s fire departments, first aid squads and Community Emergency Response Team.

Other sessions in the series will cover school security and safety, crime prevention, 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, August 11

School Security and Safety

  • Attendees will learn how Manchester has prepared our schools for potentially dangerous intruders and what is being done to combat bullying.

Monday, September 8

Crime Prevention

  • This session will teach residents how they can avoid falling victim to scammers.

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. Registration for each session is requested and can be completed by calling 732-657-7600 or visiting Those who attend all sessions will receive a certificate of completion.

Held on June 2, the first session taught residents how to remain alert to the crime threats facing Manchester and gave them the opportunity to check out the new equipment and technologies police use to keep the township’s neighborhoods safe.