Electric Adventure organizers to reimburse Ocean County for police response

     A scene from the Electric Adventure dance music festival in Seaside Heights on Sunday, August 2. (Photo: Jim Abels Photography)

    A scene from the Electric Adventure dance music festival in Seaside Heights on Sunday, August 2. (Photo: Jim Abels Photography)

    An organizer of Electric Adventure, a dance music festival held in Seaside Heights in early August, has agreed to reimburse Ocean County for its multi-jurisdictional law enforcement response during the two-day event. 

    Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and his command staff recently met with John D’Esposito of Max Cruise, one of the organizers of the event, Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, said in a release.

    “The meeting provided a productive dialog centering on recommendations by Prosecutor Coronato, lessons learned, county policing resource reimbursement, and possible future partnerships in educating concert goers to the dangers of drugs,” Della Fave said.

    Authorities dealt with 42 arrests and 34 overdoses during the event. 

    The meeting ended with a consensus that “all future events would require adequate containment, a no reentry policy, and extensive pre-security planning,” said Della Fave.

    “Concert promoters made a commitment to reimburse Ocean County for all costs expended in its police response,” he added. 

    The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Operations Plan included coverage by the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, New Jersey State Police, Ocean County Regional SWAT Team, and the Seaside Heights Police Department.

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