Archive for Tag: Law Enforcement

GOP education committee members ask chair to prioritize additional school safety measures

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brandon Umba and Assemblywoman Michele Matsikoudis voted favorably on all school safety-related bills during the Assembly Education Committee hearing on Thursday, but argued it was not enough and pressured Chairwoman Pamela Lampitt to prioritize additional measures to protect schoolchildren.    “This legislation is a step in...

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Long Branch lawmakers push for proactive plan ahead of rumored pop-up party

TRENTON, N.J. – As Long Branch braces for another potential pop-up party on June 19, local lawmakers are calling on law enforcement and local and state officials to proactively prevent thousands of disruptive revelers from creating a public safety problem. Monmouth County Assemblywomen Kim Eulner and Marilyn Piperno say...

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Repeal Dems’ anti-cop law that puts students and voters at risk, say Ocean County lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrats’ anti-cop crusade in the Legislature is having real-life and dangerous consequences, say Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano. The Ocean County lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation that would repeal a law banning law enforcement from polling stations and ballot drop...

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Sawyer opposes AG on recreational marijuana use for law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Beth Sawyer is questioning the decision by the state attorney general to allow law enforcement personnel to get high on their personal time. The April 13 memo from acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin to law enforcement chief executives stresses that employees cannot be disciplined for...

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McClellan bill allowing forfeiture funds to pay for diversity training, minority police recruitment, clears committee

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Law and Public Safety committee on Monday advanced Assemblyman Antwan McClellan’s bill that would expand the use of forfeited funds. Civil asset forfeitures are property or money seized in connection with a suspected crime. Prosecutors must secure a criminal conviction to seize property valued...

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Committee moves Dunn bill allowing drivers to indicate autism, communication disorder on license

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 (A2369), sponsored by Assemblywoman Aura Dunn and advanced by the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee on Thursday, aims to improve...

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Bergen: AG’s car chase policy aids criminals, handcuffs cops

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Brian Bergen is blasting the state attorney general’s revised vehicular pursuit policy that went into effect at the end of last year for increasing car theft and hindering law enforcement’s ability to apprehend criminals. “Criminals are stealing cars to hide their identity as they commit...

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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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