TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie has ordered the extension of the deployment of the 150 New Jersey state troopers and personnel currently assisting in Baltimore.
This is in response to a request from the governor of Maryland. The deployment will be extended until Tuesday, May 5 and could be extended further if needed.
The initial deployment request and subsequent extension were made through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, a mutual aid agreement. Under this agreement, all costs associated with the deployment of the New Jersey staff will be covered by the state of Maryland.
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New Jersey troopers arrived in Baltimore this Tuesday and have been assisting mainly in enforcing the curfew placed by the mayor of the city.