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    Chapter 12:

      Section: 5:12-222: Development of public safety plan.

8. In conjunction with the establishment of the tourism district pursuant to section 5 of P.L.2011, c.18 (C.5:12-219), the Attorney General and Superintendent of State Police in the Department of Law and Public Safety, in consultation with the Mayor of Atlantic City, the Director of Public Safety and the Police Chief of the Atlantic City Police Department, and the Atlantic County Prosecutor, shall work collaboratively to develop a public safety plan to address law enforcement strategies and public safety in the tourism district. In constructing the plan, the Attorney General and Superintendent shall solicit input and recommendations from key stakeholders, including Atlantic City residents, local business owners, and representatives from the casino and entertainment industries.

The plan shall be designed with the following goals: to utilize and enhance the existing leadership and competencies of the Atlantic City Police Department, and to promote sustainable best practices by leveraging improved communications, data collection and information-sharing processes. Components of the plan shall include, but shall not be limited to: deploying or detailing of sworn law enforcement officers, who may be Division of State Police personnel, special investigators assigned to the Department of Law and Public Safety, current or former Atlantic City Police Officers, or other law enforcement officers assigned to the detail; the procurement and implementation of new technological equipment upgrades to the Atlantic City Police Department systems, with related training and support provided to the detailed officers and to the Atlantic City Police Department personnel by the Division of State Police, and featuring appropriate compliance monitoring; and the development and implementation of a coordinated law enforcement strategy to address crime and public safety concerns both within and outside of the casino tourism district.

The plan shall include policy, technical and operational benchmarks, which, when met and sustained, will promote the ultimate goal of improved safety and efficiency, both within and outside the tourism district. As part of the Public Safety Plan, the Superintendent shall appoint a District Commander, who shall be charged with overseeing and coordinating the implementation and monitoring of the public safety plan. The District Commander shall coordinate with the Director of Public Safety and the Chief of the Atlantic City Police Department, and shall report directly to the Superintendent of the State Police.

L.2011, c.18, s.8.

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