This week, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal issued two new Law Enforcement Directives. Directive No. 2020-13 establishes a new, statewide Use of Force Policy applicable to all state, county, and local law enforcement officers in New Jersey. It represents a sweeping overhaul of the State’s previous policy and focuses on using force as last resort. The Directive also creates a Use of Force Portal and sets additional reporting requirements. Directive No. 2020-14, establishes countywide working groups to address mental health and special needs populations and creating a framework for coordination with state partners.
Directive No. 2020-13 and the new Use of Force Policy takes effect December 31, 2021, and Directive No. 2020-14 takes effect March 31, 2021. For more information please see the League's recent blog post on the topic.
Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481 x137.