the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, a Ridgewood Police officer was named as one of eight New Jersey police officers last year who failed random drug test, after a random testing policy was put in place across the state .
According to sources the tests uncovered law enforcement officers using drugs like marijuana, cocaine and the powerful prescription opioid painkiller oxycodone. The mandatory drug testing policy for all law enforcement officers was enacted in March by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal .
The eight municipal cops who failed tests came from six towns. Two officers tested positive in Weehaken and North Bergen, and officers also tested positive in Franklin Borough, Ridgewood, Piscataway and Woodland Park.
An unidentified Ridgewood police officer failed a drug test in October, records generated as part of the new drug testing mandate don’t show what happened to this officer.