Archive for Tag: Law Enforcement

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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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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