Gov. Murphy reacts to Memorial Day weekend incidents at Jersey Shore; annual Secure the Shore campaign launches

As summer celebrations begin, New Jersey’s Homeland Security Team has started the annual Secure the Shore campaign to keep residents safe from criminal activity.

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2024, 10:23 AM

Updated 16 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says that Memorial Day weekend at the Jersey Shore was mostly positive despite a few serious incidents.
During News 12’s Ask the Governor program on Tuesday night, Murphy was asked about Ocean City, where there was a stabbing.
“The shore did not have a chaotic weekend. There were three very serious incidents, but this was overwhelmingly a huge Memorial Day,” he said. “I was in Seaside Heights Friday the day before the incident, Sunday morning after the incident. I can tell you firsthand - it was booming."
As summer celebrations begin, New Jersey’s Homeland Security Team has started the annual Secure the Shore campaign to keep residents safe from criminal activity.
Local, county, state and federal law enforcement are reminding residents to report any suspicious activities.
Homeland Security has added automated license plate readers in densely populated beach towns as well as mobile security camera trailers that allow law enforcement to remotely watch venues hosting special events and large gatherings.
The Department of Transportation is helping out with about 200 variable-message signs on major highways to get the message out.


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