Change is Coming

For the first time in 20 years, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office plans to update the state’s Use of Force policy. The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office hosted a virtual town hall on Thursday, July 16 at 12:30 p.m. to collect ideas and hear what changes you feel are necessary to make the policy just and fair for all New Jersey residents and visitors.

Hosted by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, the virtual town hall included an information session to learn about the current policy followed by multiple opportunities to provide feedback on how you feel the policy should change. The meeting was a chance for all residents to directly provide input to a panel of Camden County decision makers to influence changes to the Use of Force policy that all New Jersey law enforcement agencies adhere to.

Comment submitted ahead of the event were accepted here. In order to ensure we got to as many comments and suggestions as possible during the event, submissions were accepted through Wednesday, July 15.

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Meet your Panelists

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer

CCPO Special Prosecutions Section Chief Angela Seixas

Camden County NAACP Chapter #0280 President Kevin Barfield

Camden County Police Sgt. Raphael Thornton

Cherry Hill Police Chief William “Bud” Monaghan

 

Join the Discussion

The virtual Town Hall was live on Thursday, July 16 at 12:30 p.m. To watch a recording of the event, click here or watch it on the CCPO Facebook page.

During the event, the panel briefly touched on different use of force policies to allow for more time for questions, comments, and suggestions from attendees. The full policies touched on are listed below:

To make sure each topic was covered and suggestions were provided, the panel also referenced a presentation available below.