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We are interested in hearing from you! Please forward any concerns or comments you may have on children's issues to the address below. By sharing information and working together, we can provide a safer environment for our children.


Commission on Exploited & Missing Children
146 Chestnut Street
Toms River, NJ 08753

Hours: Mon-Fri (8:30am-4:30pm)
Phone: (732) 929-2189
Fax:  732-349-4742


Email : mpipeling@co.ocean.nj.us
On the Web : CMEC Home Page

2007 Meeting Schedule

January 17
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July - No Meeting
August - No Meeting
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 19


Meetings are held 7PM - 9PM
Room 116
Administration Building
Ocean County Complex
Directions to the Complex


About the Commission

The Exploited and Missing Children's Commission was established in 1984 as an advisory board to the Ocean County Freeholders to study the needs and promote the rights of our children. It is the Commission's goal to bring information on timely issues to the public.

The commission coordinates with the various groups in the county that offer protection and safety programs for our kids.

In particular, the commission works closely with the Sheriff Department's Special Projects Unit, promoting the child identification program. Contact us for more information on this service.


Standing left to right : Brian E. Rumpf, Freeholder John P. Kelly, Detective Gary Parker, Mayor Hal Morris

Seated left to right : Lt. Lauri Cahill, Chairperson Allison Kobus, Michelle Pipeling, Jo Ann Petrizzo, Holly Martin, Secretary June Farrington

Not pictured : 2nd Vice Chair, Pete Rossi , Sal Amante, Carmen Amato, Tony De Paola, Debra Francis, Tammy Freudenberg, Inv. Colleen Lynch, Bob Paladino, Larry Perlberg, Sheriff William L Polhemus, Charlotte Ross, Rabbi Schenkolewski, Leslie Terjesen, April Yezzi, Kevin Askew, Brendan Weiner, Linda Budesa


Our Mission

Over the years the commission has sponsored and participated in numerous conferences, public child safety and awareness programs, and public speaking engagements.

The Commission annually recognizes Missing Children's Day on May 25th by promoting child safety and child identification cards at the Ocean County Mall.


Child Identification Program

We coordinate with the various groups in the county that offer protection and safety programs for our kids.

In particular, the commission works closely with the Sheriff Department's Special Projects Unit, promoting the child identification program. Contact us for more information on this service.


Annual Conference

It is the goal of the Commission to bring information on timely issues to the public, and in that light each year the Commission hosts a conference.

Over the years we have sponsored and participated in numerous conferences, public child safety and awareness programs, and public speaking engagements.

Our most recent conference was titled, "Internet Safety – The Threat of Online Predators. ".

This free program was open teachers and school professionals. Our keynote speaker for this conference was Detective David Anderson Jr, of the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, assigned to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Computer Crime Unit.

Detective Anderson addressed the issues of Internet Safety and discussed Cyber Crimes committed against our most defenseless citizens, our children, and offered information on what our community can do to prevent this. Those who attended received professional development hours.

For more information on this year’s conference please contact the Commission’s chair, via email at mpipeling@co.ocean.nj.us


Internet Safety Videos

Also available to schools are two Internet safety tapes that were created by local high school students and endorsed by the Ocean County Superintendent. These tapes are suitable for grades 3 to 5 and 6 to 9. If you are interested in viewing them, they are available at the Ocean County Library or you can view them online by clicking here & they are also available on request free of charge from the Commission.

Contact the Exploited and Missing Children's Commission

By working together, we can provide a safer environment for our children.

Phone: (732) 929-2189
Fax : (732) 349-4742
Email:mpipeling@co.ocean.nj.us

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