Archive for Tag: police

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 bill, now law, extends early pension benefits for brave police and firefighters who served during pandemic

TRENTON, N.J. – Police and firefighters who have worked for 20 years, but now face burnout from pandemic service, will be granted the ability to retire, regardless of their age, thanks to a measure sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer that was signed by the governor on Monday. Members of...

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Bramnick: ‘Listen to the AG’ and fix legal marijuana law again to eliminate harsh penalties for police

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey police can be subject to third-degree criminal charges for making honest mistakes by trying to investigate underage use of alcohol and marijuana. Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick agrees with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal that the Legislature needs to clean up the state’s marijuana laws...

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Banning police from polls fought by Republican lawmakers

TRENTON, N.J. – The Democrat-led state Assembly passed legislation Thursday that would bar police officers from being stationed within 100 feet of a polling place after a fiery debate initiated by Republicans. Republicans blasted the bill for demonizing police. Watch: Wirths challenges ban on police near polling locations“I think...

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Space bill designating county correctional officers, wardens as police signed into law

TRENTON, N.J. – Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation today that would add the word “police” to the titles of county correctional officers, wardens and deputy wardens. “This will help eliminate any confusion over their authority and just clarifies the powers that these officers of the law already possess,” said...

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Assembly advances Space bill designating county correctional officers, wardens as police

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly passed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space that would add the word “police” to the titles of county correctional officers, wardens and deputy wardens. “This bill helps clarify the powers that these officers of the law already possess and eliminates any confusion over their...

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