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Jersey City Man Arrested After Stabbing at American Dream Parking Deck

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East Rutherford NJ, a Jersey City man was arrested by New Jersey State Police on Saturday night following a stabbing incident at the American Dream parking deck.

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UPDATE : Two Killed Garden State Parkway Wrong Way Crash in Paramus

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Paramus NJ, a devastating wrong-way crash on the Garden State Parkway in Bergen County early Friday morning resulted in the deaths of two individuals, according to state police.

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Overturned Tractor Trailer on Route 80 Ramp Spills Peat Moss in Hackensack

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Hackensack NJ, early on the morning of June 26th, at approximately 5:30 AM, emergency responders were called to the scene of an overturned tractor trailer on the Route 80 on-ramp from Route 17 south.

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Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy: Inspiring Future Law Enforcement Officers

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Ridgewood NJ, the Chief Michael Feeney Junior Police Academy is a one-week program designed to give children interested in law enforcement a hands-on experience similar to that of a police academy.

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Early Morning Crash on Route 80 in Hackensack

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In the early hours of this morning, at approximately 3:30 AM, first platoon firefighters from the City of Hackensack were dispatched to Route 80 in response to a serious motor vehicle crash. The incident involved a passenger vehicle that had rear-ended a truck, resulting in the vehicle operator being pinned inside.

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Minor Crash Leads to High Speed Pursuit Through Fair Lawn, Paterson, and Hawthorne

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Fair Lawn NJ, a minor Friday morning, 06/14, hit-and-run crash on Route 80 westbound in Saddle Brook involving a Honda Accord and a Dodge Ram pick up truck, lead to a more serious crash in Fair Lawn, followed by a high speed pursuit shortly thereafter through Fair Lawn, Paterson, and Hawthorne. The adult female driver of the Honda Accord was taken into custody after she fled from the Morlot Avenue, Fair Lawn crash site at high speed, and would not yield to pursuing police officers until they trapped her vehicle in a private driveway on Heights Avenue in Fair Lawn.

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Veteran NJ State Police Officer Dies During Training

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Trenton NJ, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan regrets to announce the untimely death of Trooper II Marcellus E. Bethea, badge #7829, Troop “D”, Moorestown Station, who passed away during training.
Trooper Bethea served with the New Jersey State Police for over eight years and was a member of the 156th State Police Class. His commitment and passion for serving the citizens of New Jersey exemplified Honor, Duty, and Fidelity.
Please keep Trooper Bethea and his family in your prayers. Details with regard to his viewing and funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

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NJ State Police Charge Five Men in Connection to a Motor Vehicle Theft in Montclair Township

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Ridgefield NJ, on April 9, 2024, at approximately 2:00 p.m., members of the Motor Vehicle Crimes North Unit (MVCNU), as part of the Auto Theft Task Force, were alerted to a black 2023 Audi SQ8 stolen from Montclair, NJ, during a home burglary earlier that day. The vehicle was observed traveling through Newark before entering the New Jersey Turnpike and stopping at the Vince Lombardi Service Area in Ridgefield Borough.

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NJ State Police Forensic Anthropology laboratory Assists With Revolutionary War Archaeological Find

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Hamilton T0wnship NJ, Rowan University Anthropology students visited the NJ State Police Forensic Anthropology laboratory in Hamilton Township as part of an ongoing project involving the Hessian remains found at Red Bank National Park in Gloucester County in June 2022.

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NJ State Police Truck Stop Nets Over 3 Tons of Drugs From Mexico

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Greenwich Township NJ, on March 12, 2024, the New Jersey State Police Mobile Safe Freight Unit conducted a commercial vehicle inspection of a tractor trailer at the Greenwich Township Weigh Station in Warren County. The shipping manifest reflected a shipment of oranges and no other products. A visual inspection of the cargo revealed pallets of oranges and twelve. (12) additional pallets of cardboard boxes. The boxes were not labeled and were inconsistent with the packaging used for the oranges. Troopers obtained a consent to search from the driver and co-driver, Ruben V. Rodriguez, 53, and Jose Santa Cruz Cheno, 59, of Hermasillo, Mexico.

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The New Jersey State Police Are Looking for Scientists

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Trenton NJ, there are a lot of unsung heroes within the NJSP, and many wear lab coats, safety goggles, and latex gloves! The members of the Office of Forensic Sciences are a crucial part of our team and mission. Like many of our civilian staff, we cannot do our jobs without them.

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New Jersey State Police Uniform Voted the 4th ‘Sexiest’ in America

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  • Poll compares each state‘s police uniform for attractiveness
  • Texas Department of Public Safety’s uniform came top.
  • Infographic showing each state‘s ranking.

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Ridgewood NJ, Firefighters often bask in the glow of adulation for their heroic deeds and, let’s admit it, their eye-catching uniforms. However, their comrades in blue have been patrolling the sidelines of the fashion lineup – until now. When it comes to attractive men and women in uniforms, the police service is strutting out of the shadows, ready for their moment in the spotlight. Indeed, America boasts an array of police uniforms, each with its own charm and charisma, turning the men and women who serve into icons of style and substance.

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Two Juveniles Arrested After Ramming Police Vehicles at George Washington Bridge

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Fort lee NJ, Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin, the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ), and the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) today announced an investigation into two individuals who, based on the investigation to date, eluded police while driving a vehicle that rammed multiple police and commuter vehicles at the entrance to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, New Jersey.  The two individuals in the vehicle were taken into custody.

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It’s official: N.J. Police Licensure Act Takes Effect

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Ridgewood NJ,  new state law went into effect this month requiring New Jersey’s approximately 40,500 police officers to hold valid, active licenses issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to serve as law enforcement officers.

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New Jersey State Police Strategic Investigations Unit Highlight

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Trenton NJ, within the NJ State Police Field Operation Section, the Strategic Investigations Unit (SIU), conducts proactive criminal investigations focused on intelligence-led policing, cross-jurisdictional offenders, and the specific needs of troop road stations. These proactive criminal investigations include controlled dangerous substance offenses, weapons offenses, burglary/theft offenses, document fraud offenses, and quality-of-life details.

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