NJ Gov. Murphy wants all cops to be licensed

New Jersey is considering legislation that would require prospective police officers to fulfill several requirements before being issued a law enforcement license, including undergoing a psychological evaluation and completing post-academy professional training.

NJ state trooper won't face charges for killing Black motorist

A grand jury has declined to file criminal charges against New Jersey State Police Sgt. Randall Wetzel, who is white, for fatally shooting Maurice Gordon, a Black motorist, during a traffic stop on the Garden State Parkway in 2020. Gordon died two days before the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Cops at New Jersey capitol boost COVID rule enforcement

New Jersey State Police have stepped up enforcement of a requirement that statehouse visitors show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test. Troopers stood guard at entrances around the statehouse complex, including little-used doorways.

Coast Guard ends search for missing boater in NJ

The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a man who went missing after taking his rowboat into a southern New Jersey waterway shortly before strong storms swept through the area this week.