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Thursday 04/21/2016
Police camera mandate violates NJ constitution, ruling says

A state law that required police cameras in vehicles but underfunded the initiative violated an amendment to New Jersey’s constitution, the state Council on Local Mandates said Wednesday.

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Tuesday 04/19/2016
Pleasantville police seek federal funding for gunshot detection system

PLEASANTVILLE — In a push to curb gunfire and violence, city police are seeking federal funds for a ShotSpotter gunshot-audio detection system.

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Thursday 04/14/2016
Pleasantville gunshot victim walks into hospital

PLEASANTVILLE — A gunshot victim Wednesday night illustrates the need for police to have an audio gunshot-detection system, the chief said.

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Friday 03/18/2016
Mays Landing school bus driver sentenced on child porn charges

An Egg Harbor Township man was sentenced to state prison for distributing child pornography.

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Friday 03/11/2016
Gunshots decrease in Atlantic City

When Walter Bobo lies in bed, sometimes he can hear the pop of a gun echoing through the night air. Living near Kentucky and Magellan avenues, he said, the sound of gunfire is not uncommon.

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Thursday 03/03/2016
State clarifies policy, increases training for police use of stun guns

Police in New Jersey can use stun guns in more instances but also must get new cultural training under revised guidelines, the state Attorney General's Office announced Thursday.

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Friday 12/18/2015
Crashes leading cause of police deaths

Two New Jersey State Police troopers killed in motor vehicle accidents this year illustrates that a police officer is more likely to die on the job in a traffic-related incident.

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Wednesday 10/21/2015
New tech lets Atlantic City map out crimes to track trends

Where crime is happening in Atlantic City isn’t a mystery.

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Sunday 04/19/2015
Internet hacking group explains actions after police-custody death in Vineland

The Twitter bio of Lulz Saints reads, “You can’t find, what doesn’t want to be seen.”

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Wildwood police to give body cameras a try

WILDWOOD — Some officers in the city are the latest in South Jersey to wear body cameras to record traffic stops or other interactions with the public.

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Sunday 03/08/2015
License plate readers let police keep tabs on more drivers

Since December, two small cameras on the back of a Linwood patrol car have been scanning the license plates of almost every vehicle that passes by.

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Atlantic City police ready for major technology upgrade

Atlantic City is finally ready to update its police technology after years of delays.

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Wednesday 01/21/2015
Police video shows details of fatal Bridgeton shooting

BRIDGETON — Jerame C. Reid was unarmed and had his hands in the air when he was shot and killed by city police officers the evening of Dec. 30, police video shows.

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Monday 01/19/2015
Galloway police hope wristband can help identify corpse

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Police are hoping a unique wristband and watch can help them solve a four-decades old mystery.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
NJ leads states in settling digital cookie case

TRENTON — Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced today that six states, led by New Jersey, have entered into a $750,000 settlement agreement with digital advertising company PointRoll Inc.

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Friday 12/05/2014
Plan for police body cams will have little effect in N.J.

A multimillion-dollar federal proposal to fund body-worn cameras for police, expand training and address department reform will likely not benefit many law enforcement agencies in New Jersey, officials and authorities said.

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Sunday 11/23/2014
Local police, fire departments #connect with residents via social media

Local police and fire departments have turned to social media in order to maintain a voice of authority, by using a medium that is overwhelmingly popular among residents.

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Thursday 11/13/2014
Little Egg to track scrap metal, pawn transactions

LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Scrap metal dealers and pawn shops in the township may have to begin using an electronic system to document each transaction, as part of a program recommended by the Ocean County prosecutor to help police find stolen items.

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Monday 10/20/2014
Dashboard videos expensive, but worth it, police say

Dashboard video cameras on police cars are expensive, but worth every cent in the long run, say chiefs in local departments now equipped with the devices.

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Monday 09/01/2014
School lockers become a crime-fighting tool

LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — In addition to pencils and notebooks, authorities have another back-to-school supply for students inside 18,000 lockers in Ocean County schools.

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Tuesday 08/26/2014
Ocean County aims to block sale of stolen items to pawn shops in Atlantic City

OCEAN TOWNSHIP — When property is stolen in Ocean County, items usually wind up in pawn shops in Atlantic City and law enforcement are working to bridge the gap in communication with their neighbors to south to solve crimes like these.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Atlantic City police begin wearing body cameras

Some Atlantic City police are now wearing body cameras.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
New Jersey to keep sex assault evidence longer

TRENTON — New Jersey is requiring officials to keep sexual assault medical examination evidence, including DNA results, longer if the accuser doesn't press charges.

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Wednesday 04/09/2014
Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.

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Thursday 03/06/2014
Atlantic City police to receive body cameras soon

Some members of the Atlantic City Police Department will soon have body cameras.

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