Archive for Tag: Law Enforcement

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

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee released a bill, sponsored by Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space, prohibiting police departments from using the number of tickets issued or arrests made in an officer’s performance evaluation. Although state law currently bans police departments from establishing policies...

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Police employment database bill passes in Assembly

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill that would create a police employment database passed in the Assembly Thursday. The bill (A4379), sponsored by Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, requires the State Police to create a database that will house records from all law enforcement agency applicants. That information will include applicants’ names,...

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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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