Archive for Tag: Law Enforcement

Dancer resolution honors state police on their 100th anniversary

TRENTON, N.J. – On the 100th anniversary of the New Jersey State Police, Assemblyman Ron Dancer announced he is introducing an Assembly resolution marking the occasion and honoring their service. “We owe our selfless state troopers a debt of gratitude for protecting the citizens of New Jersey for the...

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Resolution improving police interactions with hearing impaired individuals passes Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly voted unanimously to approve a resolution sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths that urges law enforcement agencies to train officers on how to approach those who are hearing impaired. The resolution (AR35) aims to help the approximately 850,000 New Jersey residents who have varying degrees...

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Governor signs Dancer bill removing civil service exam obstacle for entry-level law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s legislation making it easier for police departments to hire more diverse and qualified officers was signed into law this week. The law (A5122/S3220) permits a municipality or county police department to exempt entry-level officers from the required civil service law enforcement exam, provided...

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Dancer introduces bill equalizing due process for non-civil service law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – Some non-civil service law enforcement officers have lesser due-process rights than others when facing disciplinary charges. Legislation proposed by Assemblyman Ron Dancer will ensure equal justice under a current law that provides for Superior Court review and special disciplinary arbitration for some officers. “Right now, only...

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Now law: MVC to educate drivers on rights and responsibilities during traffic stops

TRENTON, N.J. – Drivers will soon have a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities during traffic stops — the most common law enforcement interaction for Americans. Under legislation (A3871) signed by Gov. Phil Murphy today, the Motor Vehicle Commission must produce a video on drivers’ rights and responsibilities...

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Dancer legislation removing civil service exam obstacle for entry-level law enforcement goes to governor

TRENTON, N.J. – Aspiring police officers may not have to take the civil service exam prior to employment under legislation advanced by the Assembly and Senate yesterday. The bill (A5122/S3220) permits a municipality or county police department that has adopted a conflict of interest and nepotism policy to exempt...

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Effective police interaction with the deaf addressed at Assembly hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Human Services Committee voted unanimously to approve a resolution sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths that urges law enforcement agencies to train officers on how to approach those who are hearing impaired. The resolution (AR35) was among three bills taken up by committee Thursday to...

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Police training focus on self-defense could reduce shootings under new legislation

TRENTON, N.J. – Police shoot less when they have the right training. That’s why Assemblymen Brian Bergen and Gordon Johnson introduced bi-partisan legislation Thursday to dramatically improve police training in New Jersey. “Police officers only reach for their weapon as a last resort. Without proper self-defense training, it becomes...

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Assembly advances Thomson’s “Blue Alert” bill creating emergency alert system for missing or injured law enforcement officers

TRENTON, N.J. – Today the Assembly unanimously voted in favor of creating a “Blue Alert System” to help an attacked law enforcement officer and arrest the perpetrator. Sponsored by Assemblyman Ned Thomson, the alert system would work similar to Amber Alerts for abducted children and Silver Alerts for missing...

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DiMaso commends police for thwarting possible Labor Day parade disaster

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso commended police following the discovery of explosives near the South Plainfield Labor Day parade route. Out of an abundance of caution and potential threat to the community, the authorities canceled yesterday’s parade. “I’m proud of the actions taken by New Jersey’s law...

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