Advisory Committee on Police Standards - Public Hearings

By Executive Order dated August 23, 2006, Governor Jon S. Corzine established the Advisory Committee on Police Standards – a 21-member body charged with recommending whether, and under what circumstances, the State of New Jersey should join with the United States Department of Justice in filing a motion to terminate the consent decree concerning the practice of racial profiling by New Jersey State Police.  The Advisory Committee shall also examine issues related to local law enforcement. As part of this inquiry, the Advisory Committee will receive written comments and testimony until November 15, 2006, and will hold public hearings.

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Bordentown Senior Citizen Center, located at 1 Municipal Drive, Bordentown, NJ 08505.  Public transportation to Bordentown is available via the NJ Transit RiverLine, or via the 409 bus.  During this public hearing, New Jersey citizens and other relevant decision-makers will have an opportunity to present testimony related to the New Jersey State Police.  There will also be a public hearing on Monday, November 13, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., location to be announced, to examine issues related to local law enforcement. 

Comments, proposed testimony and requests to testify may be submitted in writing, via the Advisory Committee’s website ( or via mail to the Office of the Governor, Attn: Advisory Committee on Police Standards, P.O. Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625.