State Police have said that some 10% of police officers in NJ are either self-quarantining or ill with COVID-19 on any given day; retired officers can now be hired back to help
By Kimberlee Bongard, NJSpotlight
With more than 3,000 New Jersey police either testing positive for COVID-19 or in quarantine, some police departments have been having trouble putting enough officers out to enforce stay-at-home and other orders, which people continue to violate.
State police have been reporting that as much as 10% of New Jersey’s total complement of officers are either ill with the disease or in quarantine on any given day. A State Police spokesman said that on Thursday, 623 officers had tested positive for COVID-19 and 2,712 were self-quarantining, representing nearly 10% of the state’s 34,000 police officers.
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Posted: April 10th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, New Jersey, NJSpotlight, Retired Police Officers | Comments Off on A Role for Retired Officers as Pandemic Depletes Police Departments
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