This week, leadership from Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey visited the FBI Newark Field Office and met new Special Agent in Charge, George M. Crouch Jr., as part of Federation's Blue Sky Days security initiative.
Federation's Blue Sky Days are intended to strengthen relationships with law enforcement, outside the context of a crisis, in order to proactively enhance Jewish communal security preparedness.
Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ is a long-time active partner of the FBI's, having produced community programs together, assisted with FBI initiatives, and received the FBI's prestigious Director's Community Leadership Award (DCLA). This special award, presented on behalf of the Director of the FBI, honors individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America.
This week's disussion included:
- Best practices for supporting Jewish Federation security initiatives
- FBI Newark operations in the community
- Working together as partners
- FBI Community Outreach Program initiatives
- See Something Say Something Reporting -- no tip is too small
- The state of antisemitism in the community
This week's FBI visit follows recent Blue Sky Day security visits in which Federation arranged meetings with the Middlesex County Prosecutors Office and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, as well as other Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, on behalf of Chabad at Rutgers University, Rutgers Hillel, and Chabad of the Shore.
For questions, or to be part of the Blue Sky Day initiative, contact Amy E. Keller, Director of Security Initiatives and External Affairs. firstname.lastname@example.org.