Archive for Tag: Law Enforcement

New laws expand domestic violence training for law enforcement, judges and prosecutors

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz’ bills improving the justice system’s approach to domestic violence training were signed into law on Tuesday. The bills, which stem from a 2015 Supreme Court ad hoc committee on domestic violence report, establishes mandatory domestic violence training for new municipal prosecutors (A1763/S386), and...

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Governor signs Dancer bill to improve State Police recruiting

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill aimed at attracting new troopers to the State Police force was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday. The new law (A5074/S3265) permits members of the State Police Retirement System to purchase service credit for prior law enforcement service in...

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Dunn bill allowing drivers to indicate autism or communication disorder diagnosis on license advances

TRENTON, N.J. – Drivers with autism or another communication disorder could soon notate their diagnosis on a license or ID issued by the Motor Vehicle Commission. The bill (A4651), sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and advanced by the Assembly Appropriations Committee on Thursday, aims to improve communication between law...

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Dancer bill improving State Police recruiting moves forward

TRENTON, N.J. – Recruiting new troopers to the State Police will be easier under a bill (A5074/S3265) passed by an Assembly panel Monday. Sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer, the proposal would allow members of the State Police Retirement System to buy back time spent working in law enforcement for...

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Drivers diagnosed with autism could soon get designated digital imprint on license

TRENTON, N.J. –Assemblywoman Aura Dunn’s bill requiring the Motor Vehicle Commission to issue special digitally-imprinted licenses to drivers diagnosed with autism cleared the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee on Thursday. The bill (A4651) aims to improve communication between law enforcement and people with autism spectrum disorder. “Interactions with...

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Bipartisan bill package requiring domestic violence training for police, judges and prosecutors passes Assembly committee

TRENTON, N.J. – Recommendations stemming from a 2015 Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on Domestic Violence, and sponsored by committee member Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, were cleared by the Assembly Judiciary Committee Monday. The bills reform how New Jersey’s justice system approaches domestic violence training. The first piece of legislation...

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Now law: Police prohibited from considering citation and arrest data in performance evaluations

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space’s bill that prohibits police departments from using the number of tickets issued or arrests made by officers in their performance evaluations was signed into law on Thursday. State law bans police departments from establishing arrest and ticket quotas, but agencies...

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Police urge legislative leaders to pass Bramnick bill reversing misguided marijuana law

TRENTON, N.J. – In a letter to Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association called for the immediate passage of Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick’s bill, A5523, which reverses a recently signed law that charges police officers with a third-degree...

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Bramnick says unruly crowds at the shore benefit by Murphy’s police directives

TRENTON, N.J. – Amid reports of unruly teenagers disturbing the peace at shore towns this summer, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick says the state’s approach to new marijuana laws and juvenile justice are tying the hands of law enforcement. “There should be no tolerance for unlawful conduct,” Bramnick (R-Union)...

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Wirths, Space bill prohibiting police from considering citation and arrest data in performance evaluations passes

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would end police departments from using the number of tickets issued or arrests made in an officer’s performance evaluation passed the Assembly Monday. Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space sponsored the bill (A4058). Currently, agencies can use such data when evaluating officer performance....

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