Author: Angelo Auteri

NJ Attorney General Adopts Revised Use of Force Policy

NJ Attorney General Adopts Revised Use of Force Policy

Last month, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced significant changes to the statewide “Attorney General Directive Establishing the Use of Force Policy and Procedures” (Use of Force Policy) that must be followed by all state, county, and local law enforcement officers in New Jersey. This is the first time that

Police Disciplinary Records

NJ Appeals Court Upholds AG Directive on Release of Police Disciplinary Records

In In re Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld directives issued by the New Jersey Attorney General requiring the state to release information about police officers subjected to major discipline. According to the appeals court, the Attorney General

DLGS Local Finance Notice Regarding New Certification Requirement for Municipal Budgets

New Jersey municipalities and counties have new compliance obligations in the New Year. The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently issued Local Finance Notice 2017-27, which addresses a new law requiring local government units to certify compliance with certain federal hiring requirements when submitting approved annual budgets. Pursuant to P.L.

Bill Transfers Transfer Management of PFRS to Board of Trustees 

New Jersey lawmakers are currently considering legislation that would transfer the management of the Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) to a Board of Trustees. Under Senate Bill 3040, the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System would be tasked with overseeing the operation of the retirement

Gov. Christie Sign E-Waste Bill

Gov. Christie Sign E-Waste Bill

Gov. Chris Christie recently signed legislation amending the Electronic Waste Management Act into law. The E-waste bill shifts the burden of recycling electronic devices from local governments to device manufacturers. The Electronic Waste Management Act previously mandated that each manufacturer provide for the collection, transportation, and recycling of its “return

Successfully Incorporating Mental Health into New Jersey Schools

NJ Law Creates New Class of Officers to Provide School Security

Gov. Chris Christie recently signed legislation into law that establishes a new category of special law enforcement officers. The Class Three special law enforcement (SLEO III) officers will be authorized to provide security in New Jersey’s public and nonpublic schools and county colleges. Previously, boards of education were authorized to hire

NJ Supreme Court to Consider Disclosure of Police Dash Cam Videos

AG’s New Directive Requires On-Going Police Training

A new directive from the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General requires the state’s police officers to complete annual in-service training. The goal of the police training is to promote positive interactions between officers and the communities that they serve.  This summer, Gov. Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill No.

Proposed Bill Removes Police-Related Death Investigations from Local Oversight

Proposed Bill Removes Police-Related Death Investigations from Local Oversight

New Jersey lawmakers recently proposed legislation that would require the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to handle the investigation and prosecution of crimes involving a person’s death by law enforcement officers acting in their official capacity, or while in custody. The bill would also require all trials to be