Archive for Tag: Police Training

Democrats block GOP’s school safety bill in Assembly two days after South Texas school shooting

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Democrats blocked a motion by Republicans to pass school safety legislation two days after a gunman murdered 19 innocent schoolchildren and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The measure would have standardized school emergency response training for police...

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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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