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Feb 07

Federal Public Safety Grant Opportunities

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on February 7, 2023 at 3:23 PM by Legislative Staff

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in the U.S. Department of Justice announced several available FY2023 federal grant opportunities related to substance abuse, mental health, reentry, and veterans. Below are the grants where municipalities are eligible to apply, along with a description, applicable webinars, and application deadlines. Please note that these grant opportunities require a two-step application process through separate federal grant systems administered by grants.gov and justgrants.gov. 

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Jun 11

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Directive Mandating Release Names of Officers that Faced Major Discipline

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on June 11, 2021 at 11:42 AM by Legislative Staff

The NJ Supreme Court has issued an opinion upholding the Attorney General’s June 2020 Law Enforcement Directives (Directive 2020-5 and Directive 2020-6) that requires public disclosure of the names of police officers who have committed serious disciplinary violations that result in the imposition of “major discipline.”    

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Dec 23

State AG Announces Sweeping Overhaul of Police Use of Force Policy

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on December 23, 2020 at 1:55 PM by Legislative Staff

This week, Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal issued two new Law Enforcement Directives –  Directive No. 2020-13 announcing a new, statewide Use of Force Policy applicable to all state, county and local law enforcement officers in New Jersey; and Directive No. 2020-14, establishing countywide working groups to address mental health and special needs populations and creating a framework for coordination with state partners.  

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