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MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

The Police Services Section within the Division of Criminal Justice assists local law enforcement by combining the development of law enforcement policy and standards with the provision of technical assistance to address specific needs within individual agencies. Standards and operational guidelines are developed in areas such as internal affairs, police vehicular pursuit, and the use of force. These standards and mandatory guidelines serve as a means of implementing legislation, Attorney General directives, and other applicable policies and are intended to promote uniform and effective law enforcement and efficient police administration.

Many representatives of the Police Services Section are experienced law enforcement professionals who work in conjunction with deputy attorneys general from the Prosecutors Supervision & Coordination Bureau within the Division of Criminal Justice to provide operational and legal advice to police and other law enforcement administrators throughout the State.

The Police Services Section conducts police management training programs, provides general and agency specific management and technical assistance, and conducts management studies of individual law enforcement agencies. In addition, the Police Services Section maintains the RADAR operator and instructor certification program.

The Law Enforcement Agency Standards program, developed in conjunction with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, is designed to assist police executives to effectively organize and manage the operation of their respective agencies, to provide quality police services, and to address community needs. This voluntary program consists of standards in areas of agency operations such as policy management, records management, communications, personnel practices, and media relations.

The Police Services Section is responsible for publishing the New Jersey Law Enforcement Guidelines, a compilation of existing directives and guidelines pertaining to police agencies in New Jersey. The Guidelines are intended to serve as a convenient resource for all law enforcement personnel throughout New Jersey and are available on this web site.

WEAPONS, AMMUNITION AND RANGE ASSISTANCE

Technical and training assistance specifically related to qualification requirements, weapons, ammunition and firing ranges utilized by law enforcement agencies is available from the State Rangemaster.

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