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NJ court rules that knock-and-announce rule violations will require evidence to be suppressed

By Ed Esposito | December 21, 2021

Professional Development The recent Appellate Division ruling in State v. Caronna states that when police flagrantly violate a knock-and-announce requirement in a search warrant, the enhanced protections provided under our…

Progress in a challenging year

By Ray Heck | December 21, 2021

PFRS Report As we get to the close of another year, it’s always best to reflect on the good and the bad that we experienced throughout the year. This allows…

Retirement plan increases for 2022

By Pete Andreyev | December 21, 2021

Pension Benefits As we prepare for the end of the year and the start of the next, I would like to take this time and inform all of you who…

Internet scrubbing and privacy protection

By Jarod Wilson | November 21, 2021

By Jarod Wilson  Guest Columnist  Over the past few years, a disturbing trend in online harassment of officers — the publishing of private identifying information (doxing) and the targeting of…

How to start a Legal Protection Plan claim

By Kevin Lyons | November 20, 2021

From time to time, we have to address the procedure for opening an NJ State PBA Legal Protection Plan claim to help members understand the process and why we have…

Trusted adviser – it’s all in the name

By James Fay | November 20, 2021

The term “trusted adviser” offers clues to what to look for when searching for someone to help guide your financial future. A financial adviser must both establish a trust-based relationship…

One perceived dumb mistake on social media does not necessarily mean the end of one’s career

By Stuart J. Alterman Esq. | October 16, 2021

Officers’ Rights By Stuart J. Alterman, Esq., and Arthur J. Murray, Esq. Since the birth of social media, whenever we lecture to members of law enforcement, the members of my…

Court clarifies rules regarding passengers in a stopped motor vehicle

By Ed Esposito | October 16, 2021

Professional Development In mid-September, the Appellate Division ruled in State v. Boston (A-4752-17) that “[i]n a routine traffic stop where the driver has to be arrested on an open traffic…

‘We’re doing ok’

By Ray Heck | October 16, 2021

PFRS Report As we start to look toward the sunset of the COVID pandemic, we anticipate our new office opening in October. We will then be able to provide more staff who will be…

U.S. Supreme Court rules in case involving community caretaking exception in residences

By Ed Esposito | September 23, 2021

Professional Development Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an officer’s “community caretaking” duties do not create a stand-alone doctrine that would unilaterally justify a warrantless search and seizure of…