By Executive Order dated August 23, 2006, Governor Jon S. Corzine established the Advisory Committee on Police Standards - a 20-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 is also to examine issues related to local law enforcement. As part of this inquiry, the Advisory Committee has held five public hearings. The Advisory Committee will also receive written comments and testimony.
The Advisory Committee’s next public hearing will be held on Monday, September 24, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. During this public hearing, State Police representatives and the Independent Monitors appointed under the consent decree will present testimony.
The Museum is located at 205 West State Street near the intersection of Calhoun and West State Streets, in the same block as the State Capitol building. Nearby public transportation is available via NJ Transit bus 606 or 609 from the Trenton train station.
Comments, proposed testimony and requests to testify may be submitted in writing, via the Advisory Committee’s website (www.state.nj.us/acps/) or via mail to the Office of the Governor, Attn: Advisory Committee on Police Standards, P.O. Box 001, Trenton, NJ 08625.