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Golf is often the sport of choice
Once police officers shed their uniforms, gunbelts and vests, they often don colorful slacks and hit the local golf course as a quiet, relaxing way to forget about walking a beat, driving a patrol car, and filling out paper work.

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Law enforcement guests at SONJ dedication
When Chief Ranger Bruce E. Mathews attended his first Special Olympics New Jersey event many years ago, he wondered if he was in a bad neighborhood because there were so many police officers around.

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Retired cop gets promoted after 7-year legal fight
James Albro figured he would never put on his Paramus police uniform again, but after a seven-year court battle, he won the right to wear his shield one last time for his promotion ceremony Sept. 12.
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Training tool targets auto theft fraud
In the continuing effort to attack insurance fraud, the Division of Criminal Justice – Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor has developed a new training tool designed to assist local law enforcement officers in detecting fraudulent auto theft claims, Attorney General David Samson announced.
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2002’s police deaths lowest in decades
The number of police officers killed nationwide during the first half of 2002 dropped to its lowest level in more than 30 years.
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Port Authority chiefs look ahead
Sirius, a loyal police dog, was waiting for his handler in a basement level of the World Trade Center last Sept. 11 when it collapsed and he became the only law enforcement dog that was a casualty in the twin towers.

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New top cop at Point Pleasant Beach
From a special police officer in Manasquan in the summertime to chief of his hometown police force in Point Pleasant Beach, Chief Daniel DePolo has spent his life in law enforcement.
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Franklin cop rides to remember
Franklin Township Police Officer Paul J. Bogert III of Toms River participated in the “Ride to Remember,” a 250 mile, four day bicycle run which began at Battery Park, N.Y. and concluded at the Pentagon on Sept. 11.

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NJHL Widows and Orphans Fund net $5,000
On Sunday, Sept. 22, the Executive Board of The Honor Legion of the Police Departments of the State of New Jersey (NJHL) hosted its second annual Honored Citizen Beefsteak at The Bonfire Restaurant in, Paterson. Entertainment was again provided by “Desire.”
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Retired LEO’s now eligible to join ‘The Finest of the Finest’
The Honor Legion of the Police Departments of the State of New Jersey” (NJHL), was incorporated on Dec. 27, 1966, and is recognized as a non-profit organization that is exempt from federal and state income tax under section 501(c) (3).
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8 Bergen County students win 200 Club scholarships
Eight Bergen County high school seniors received financial assistance to attend college this fall from the Bergen County 200 Club.
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Time share cruise ship targets law enforcement groups
Time share ownership aboard a cruise ship is now available for affinity group members seeking an affordable week-long vacation every year.
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South Brunswick Cop wins 3M award
A South Brunswick police officer was presented with the 3M/IAATI Award last month for applying his knowledge of component part labels to recover auto parts stolen from a car parked awaiting service at a dealership.
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New Jersey Crime Prevention Association nears 10th anniversary
In January of 1993, five police officers gathered in Hudson County to start an organization whose goal was to share the importance of crime prevention as a tool for police officers in Northern New Jersey.
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Newark names new judges
Newark attorney Vanessa Williams Powell joined the municipal bench in a swearing in ceremony in Newark City Hall Rotunda Sept. 25.
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Joining forces to tackle crime
Aiming to abolish the turf wars that often stymie crime fighting, an unprecedented team of officers ranging from small-town police to FBI agents will begin working in Bergen County this month.
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Cop finds poetry on and off the job
Sgt. Marc A. Turner has been a cop for a long time. He's been a poet for a lot less, but the career and the avocation compliment each other.
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Beretta donates to departments, survivors
The Port Authority Police Department and other law enforcement departments that lost officers in the Sept. 11 attacks were the recipients of a total of $50,000 from Beretta U.S.A., the world's oldest firearms manufacturer. The money was derived from the sale of the limited edition United We Stand pistol, which was produced after the attacks to serve as a symbol of the American spirit.
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Unraveling police promotion exam scoring
We often field questions from law enforcement officers regarding the process for scoring the state’s promotion exams. We hope that this article will help explain the New Jersey Department of Personnel (DOP) system, which, while subject to change, has been in place for many years.
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Newton’s Night Out draws thousands
Thousands turned out for Newton’s Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 6 in Sussex County.
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Prosecutor takes over Keansburg P.D.
Pursuant to discussions with First Assistant Attorney General Peter C. Harvey, on behalf of Attorney General David Samson, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has superseded Acting Police Chief Michael Kennedy and taken control of the daily operations of the Keansburg Police Department. Monmouth County Prosecutor John Kaye took control of the police department in response to racial slurs directed at African Americans used by Kennedy on May 4, while issuing a command over police radio.
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Wayne to name new ballfields for Sept. 11 cop hero
For Gregg Froehner, having fun on the township's playing fields was part of growing up in Wayne. Later, as a young adult, his deep ties to the community spurred him on to public service.
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BMW charity begins at home
BMW planned to give the motorcycles away quietly - 100 refurbished bikes to the New York Police Department to help it recover from Sept. 11.

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A “first pitch’’ for 101 Safe Days of Summer was held June 4 at the Blue Claws Stadium in Lakewood.
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Deptford details Thunder Car
The Deptford Police Department and Chief William B. Underwood Jr. proudly present the first of three specialty vehicles detailed exclusively for their Community Policing Bicycle Patrol Unit. The first car, dubbed the “Thunder Car,” will be used for specialty events as well as every day patrol type functions.

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LifePoint offers new drug and alcohol test
LifePoint,Inc. (AMEX: LFP), an Ontario, California based company, is offering its newest product, the IMPACT Test System.
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