Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District is an original cosponsor of the JUSTICE Act, comprehensive legislation which was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday. The legislation would build safer communities by ensuring greater transparency and accountability in policing.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 19th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Law Enforcement, Race | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, JUSTICE Act, New Jersey, Police Reform, Race | 4 Comments »
Rep Smith: President Trump’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities is an Important Step Forward
By Congressman Chris Smith
In signing an executive order on policing today—Safe Policing, For Safe Communities—President Trump said that “reducing crime and raising standards are not opposite goals.”
This is an important step forward.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 16th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Law Enforcement, Opinion, Race | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Derek Chauvin, George Floyd, New Jersey, Opinion, President Donald Trump, Race | Comments Off on Rep Smith: President Trump’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities is an Important Step Forward
New Jersey’s top law enforcement official said Friday the state “will never tolerate the types of police practices” that resulted in the death of George Floyd, the Minnesota man whose death in police custody ignited protests nationwide.
State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement he was “horrified by the footage of Mr. Floyd’s death,” and the recent arrest of the former officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck was “an important first step in the search for justice.”
The comments came the evening before a planned protest in Newark over Floyd’s death.
Grewal said sweeping police reforms ann… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: May 30th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Law Enforcement, New Jersey | Tags: Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Law enforcement, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon that allows New Jersey’s Law Enforcement Agencies to purchase firearms directly from manufacturers was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie yesterday. The legislation clarifies that agencies are not required to have permits or firearms identification cards to purchase guns.
The bill (S2337/A3985) was prompted by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ recent misinterpreted a state regulation so that law enforcement agencies are only permitted to purchase firearms for police officers through a licensed dealer.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Law Enforcement, Monmouth County News | Tags: Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Declan O'Scanlon, Gun Purchases, Law enforcement, Monmouth Arms LLC, Monmouth County News, NJ Gun Laws, Steve Blaier | Comments Off on Law Enforcement Agencies Can Buy Arms At Best Available Prices Under O’Scanlon Sponsored Law
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office is on heightened alert for the 14th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorists attacks, according to a statement issued by Sheriff Shaun Golden.
“September 11th is a day of remembrance and reflection for our country,” Golden. “As always, our Law Enforcement Division will be working closely with local law enforcement agencies to take whatever steps are required to ensure the safety and security of the people who live and work in Monmouth County, as well as those who may be visiting.”
In addition to their routine security checks, sheriff’s officers will be assisting local police patrols at ferry terminals and transportation hubs.
K-9 teams will be sweeping ferry terminals and train stations, as well as major 9/11 remembrance observances, as requested. Sheriff’s Marine #1 will be out patrolling the waterways and conducting homeland security checks throughout the day.Posted: September 9th, 2015 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 9-11, Law Enforcement, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: 9-11, 9-11 Memorial, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Shaun Golden | Comments Off on Sheriff’s Office on high alert for 9-11 anniversary
The Borough of Union Beach is joining Middletown Township in showing their support of all law enforcement personnel by light their town blue between now and January 1st.
MMM has received an advanced copy of the following statement that the Borough will release on Tuesday:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, New York, News, NYPD, Police | Tags: Law enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, NYPD, NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu, Police, Union Beach | 3 Comments »
Township Committee Calls For Residents to Light Their Homes Blue
In response to the execution style murders of NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, the Middletown Township Committee has order that Town Hall be lit blue starting tonight through January 1st, 2015.
The Township Committee issued the following statement this morning:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Middletown, Monmouth County, NYPD, Police | Tags: Blue Lights in Middletown, Law enforcement, Middletown Police Department, Middletown Township Committee, NYPD, NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos, NYPD Officer Wenjian Liu | 3 Comments »