Archive for Tag: Law Enforcement

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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Bramnick commends law enforcement after armed man arrested without incident

WESTFIELD, N.J. – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick credited the quick response by law enforcement for the arrest of a Delaware man Thursday armed with a handgun outside an elementary school after classes were dismissed for the day. “This is law enforcement at its best,” said Bramnick (R-Union).  “Great...

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