State police launch investigation into allegations trooper has ‘white supremacist’ tattoos
New Jersey state police have confirmed that there is an internal investigation into one of the department’s detectives who appears to have tattoos associated with white supremacist groups.
Detective Jason Dare was reported missing on March 19 after walking away from a health facility in Media, Pennsylvania. He was found several days later, on March 24 unharmed.
Photos of Dare show that he has the words “Blood Honor” tattooed across his upper chest.
The Anti-Defamation League says, “Several American white supremacist groups proclaim an association with Blood and Honor, as do many individual white supremacists.”
New Jersey State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan says he is “aware of the concerns” regarding Dare’s tattoos.
“I understand the importance of transparency and trust between law enforcement and the community, which is why we have enlisted the assistance of our law enforcement partners to conduct a thorough investigation,” Callahan wrote in a statement.
The statement continued, “There is no room for hate, prejudicial rhetoric, or divisive behavior in our organization, an organization that was built on our core values of honor, duty, and fidelity.”
Dare has been with the state police since 2004. Callahan says that he is currently on administrative leave.