OVPD applauds event, announces others


Last Friday evening, the Ocean View Church of Christ once again hosted the Night to Shine. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. The police department proudly supports this initiative.

Special thanks to Town Manager Carol Houck and Town employees Donna Schwartz and Jill Oliver, as well as Town Councilman Bert Reynolds and his wife for standing out in the cold to greet the attendees. The congregation at the O.V. Church of Christ is to be commended for the wonderful job they do in support of our special-needs community! A short video highlighting the event can be found here: https://youtu.be/yZdEic6wE_A.

On March 14, the OVPD will partner with the FBI—Baltimore Field Office and the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce to present two one-hour-long programs to local business owners. A summary of the event is as follows:

• FBI Community Outreach Program — Community Outreach Specialist Marvella Gray (10 minutes)

The Community Outreach Program establishes communication between the FBI, organizations, ethnic groups, youth groups, senior citizens, businesses and schools. These partnerships have led to a host of crime-prevention initiatives.

• Insider Threat — Special Agent Christine C. Oliver (1 hour)

The presentation will give an introduction on how to detect an insider threat and provide tips on safeguarding your company’s trade secrets.

• Cyber Security Issues 2019 — Special Agent Jeffrey A. Reising (1 hour)

Cyber risks can seem overwhelming in today’s hyper-connected world. Learn the steps you can take to protect yourself and reduce your risk.

This event will be held in the police training room. Reservations must be made through the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce.

The OVPD has big plans for 2019 and multiple new community policing initiatives will be launched in the months to come. Thank you for your continued support!

Chief Kenneth McLaughlin

Ocean View Police Department