N.J. official pushes for a beefed up auxillary police force

The Jersey Journal

TRENTON, N.J. Assemblyman Lou Manzo's latest and possibly last crime-fighting bill is intended to "provide more police presence" for municipalities at a lower cost.

In a bill introduced Nov. 19, Manzo proposed to change how municipalities create auxiliary police forces. He touts his bill as an alternative to the current patchwork system, in which he says auxiliary police and "special officers," like the ones that help out in Shore towns during summer months, have different powers and training requirements from city to city.

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