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New Jersey police officers will now have to be licensed under new law

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill that prevents potentially dangerous police officers from returning to the force.

News 12 Staff

Jul 21, 2022, 10:39 PM

Updated 699 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill that prevents potentially dangerous police officers from returning to the force.
The law requires police officers in New Jersey to have a valid license to work in law enforcement.
In the past, officers who were removed from duty due to misconduct could still be employed by a different police department elsewhere.
"Being a member of New Jersey law enforcement family is a privilege, it is not a right. And this new license will send a strong message that the person entrusted with it takes this privilege seriously,” Murphy said.
New Jersey joins more than 40 other states in having a licensing system for police officers.


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