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Articles and News2019-01-03T17:54:11+00:00

Why supervisors review law enforcement crashes

While on patrol in a residential district, an officer receives a call for service. Dispatch is reporting that a citizen is having difficulty breathing and there is a 15-minute ETA for the ambulance to arrive. The officer activates his lights and heads to the call. While traveling through the streets, his speeds reach 40 to 45 mph in the 25-mph zone. He intermittently utilizes his siren to move vehicles aside while passing them in a no-passing zone. As he rounds a corner with lights on, a vehicle suddenly pulls out from a side street and the two vehicles collide. [...]

January 6th, 2019|

Keeping up with the latest changes in NJ domestic violence laws

Domestic violence is a crime that not only impacts the victim but society as well. Domestic violence affects all races and religions and crosses all socioeconomic lines. As a society, we have a moral obligation to protect and offer assistance to all victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence calls are not uncommon for New Jersey law enforcement officers. In fact, they are often some of the most dangerous calls we respond to. According to the most recent domestic violence report published by the New Jersey State Police, 61,659 incidents of domestic violence were reported to New Jersey law enforcement [...]

January 5th, 2019|

Knowing what kind of barricaded subject you’re facing

As law enforcement officers, we are often tasked to deal with a variety of critical incidents. However, dealing with a barricaded subject can be one of the most stressful and difficult. If these incidents are not handled properly, both law enforcement officers and their respective agencies can be held liable under Title 42 U.S.C., Section 1983, Civil Action for Deprivation of Rights. Barricaded incidents typically involve either a barricaded criminal or an emotionally disturbed person (EDP). Numerous federal civil rights cases have carefully examined the actions of law enforcement during barricaded-subject incidents. A review of these cases indicates that [...]

January 3rd, 2019|

The promotional exam is a balancing act

Promotional exams are a necessary component to keeping our profession current and moving in a positive direction. Developing the leaders of tomorrow is one of the most important jobs police executives have today. Exams re-educate officers in various areas, while helping to assess who is most suited for future leadership roles within our agencies. However, with all the benefits associated with the exam, no one likes it or wants to study for it. There’s no sugarcoating it: Reading thousands of pages of material from management books, criminal law, case law and policies isn’t fun. In addition, there’s never a [...]

January 3rd, 2019|

Highest Test Score in the State of New Jersey on the recent New Jersey Sergeant’s Exam

Highest Test Score in the State of New Jersey on the recent New Jersey Sergeant's Exam goes to Joe Winowski from Freehold Township! On the recent New Jersey Sergeant's Exam, Joe Winowski from Freehold Township and a student of the J. Harris Academy of Police Training scored #1 out of 2,827 candidates. He, and other J. Harris Students who scored in the top ten in the State, now have a full scholarship for their Lieutenants Preparation. Other amazing news: Harris Academy of Police Training Students average score was 2 points above the state average score and achieved over twenty #1 [...]

May 18th, 2018|