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NJ Proposed Legislation Would Require License for Cops

The proposed licensing program would require all law enforcement officers to meet certain uniform professional standards to become, or continue to be, an active law enforcement officer in the state.

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NJ Man Charged with Using Flamethrower Against SWAT Team During Standoff

When police arrived at 4:13 p.m. Tuesday, he turned a flamethrower on members of a Bergen County Regional SWAT team.

NJ Officers Jump in River to Rescue Woman from Sinking Car

Officials say the car went off Freedom Pier, a fishing spot in Gloucester City, and plunged into the river just after 1 p.m.

Some NJ City Leaders Say They Will Fire Officers Over Off-Duty Pot Use

The Newark Municipal Council passed a resolution 5-0 asking Mayor Ras J. Baraka to issue an order prohibiting Newark police officers from using marijuana while off duty.

New Law Says NJ Cops Can Smoke Pot Off Duty, Officials May Change It

Last week, just ahead of the start of legal recreational marijuana sales this week, New Jersey acting Attorney General Matt Platkin issued a memo to all law enforcement chief executives reminding them that law enforcement agencies in the state cannot take “any adverse action against any officers because they do or do not use cannabis off duty.”

NJ Officers Will Soon be Allowed to Use Marijuana Off Duty

Police officers are barred from possessing or using marijuana while on the clock, or performing any work while under the influence.

NJ Officer Catches 3-Year-Old Boy Tossed from Burning Apartment

The man disappeared back into the apartment as the officers shouted from the ground for him to hurry, and he then reappeared with the toddler.

Video Released of NJ Backhoe Rampage That Ended with Fatal OIS

“He’s going into houses, Jim. We’ve gotta do something now,” one officer declares as he races after the vehicle. Footage from Vineland Police Sgt. Louis Platania’s body camera shows him exit his car and run toward the backhoe.

NJ Officer Killed in Crash with Garbage Truck

Officer Julio Noriega was driving his Honda to work when he crashed into the truck and his vehicle caught fire, the department said on social media.

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NJ Bill Would Allow Officers to Review Video Before Writing Reports for Some Incidents

Police would still have to write initial summaries from memory in cases where somebody died.

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