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Posted on: August 16, 2019

New Law Prohibits Law Enforcement-Like Badges for Elected Officials

Signed into law last week, P.L. 2019, c. 221 prohibits any county/municipality from issuing a law enforcement badge or a badge that may be mistaken as a law enforcement badge to an elected official except one elected as a county law enforcement officer.

Signed into law last week, P.L. 2019, c. 221 prohibits any county or municipality from issuing a law enforcement badge or a badge that may be mistaken as a law enforcement badge to an elected official except for any county elected official who is elected as a law enforcement officer. This prohibition also applies to elected State officials, the board of directors of New Jersey Transit, and Commissioners of the Port Authority of NY/NJ. This new law was effective August 9, 2019, however, it does not take effect for the Port Authority Commissioners until New York State adopts similar legislation.

Contact: Lori Buckelew, Senior Legislative Analyst, lbuckelew@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x112.


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