Archive for Tag: Law Enforcement

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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Effective police interaction with the deaf addressed at Assembly hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly Human Services Committee 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) was among three bills taken up by committee Thursday to...

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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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