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    Chapter 17B: Establishment of department; "the department" defined

      Section: 52:17B-162: Objectives provided for by act

           4. It is the purpose of this act to provide assistance to municipalities for law enforcement projects which accomplish the following objectives as warranted by the needs of the community:

a. Policing in a community-oriented manner through an emphasis on the use of foot patrols, personal interaction between police officers and residents, and participation in community crime prevention programs;

b. Targeting law enforcement activities toward the specific needs of persons who live or work in a particular neighborhood, such as children, senior citizens or merchants;

c. Encouraging resident involvement in activities that contribute to crime prevention, including citizen patrols, safe houses, neighborhood watch groups, and crime prevention educational programs;

d. Reducing the incidence of criminal behavior, such as drug trafficking or youth gang activity, that disrupts the normal functioning of a community;

e. Implementing the Violent Offenders Removal Program to identify and expeditiously apprehend violent criminals who operate within a targeted area; and

f. Developing other innovative strategies which hold promise for preventing or reducing crime within a defined neighborhood or with respect to a particular demographic group within the municipality.


This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.

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