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Plan to put armed, retired cops in N.J. schools advances

assetContentTRENTON — A proposal to station armed, retired police officers as security in New Jersey’s schools was revived Thursday for the new legislative session. The bill ( S86) establishes “Class Three” special police officers designated to provide security at both public and private schools. The measure was approved by the state Senate a few weeks ago‚Ķ

Posted: January 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “Plan to put armed, retired cops in N.J. schools advances”

  1. Jimmy Jones said at 12:16 pm on January 29th, 2016:

    They aren’t saying what the pay scale would be. Right now many schools emply security people and they get maybe $10 or so an hour. I would bet you most anything the police unions will demand at least 3-4 times that.

  2. Robert Kepler said at 8:39 pm on January 29th, 2016:

    “the measure is a safer alternative to putting armed guards from private security firms in schools. They also claim it will save money because Class Three officers would not be eligible for health benefits or pensions.”

    How is this safer? Of course the Class Three Officers would not be eligible for health benefits or pensions because they would already have both. Most NJ retired police officers already receive a $70,000+ a year pension. So now you want to take jobs away from private security officers and give the retired officers even more money. Just another reason why NJ really sucks!