BREAKING: Jackson Township Council Confirms Public Safety Director Position

The controversial position of Public Safety Director in Jackson has been confirmed moments ago.

The vote came during the second reading of the ordinance introduced earlier this month.

”Tonight’s ordinance continues our commitment to fully support our local Jackson Police officers,” Council President Jennifer Kuhn tells TLS. “Jackson’s law enforcement community overwhelming supported the establishment of a Public Safety Director because they understand that this position will improve our Police Department and allow us to better serve the residents of Jackson. I’m proud that tonight’s action was the result of a collaborative effort between Council, Mayor and Administration, and our local PBA and SOA. I also want to applaud the dozens of individual officers who came out to make their voices heard in support of this ordinance and thank the countless more who took the time to speak with us personally.”

During the introduction of the ordinance, the police union leaders in Jackson publicly issued scathing statements about the leadership within the department. It was those issues that the men and women blue laid out to Township officials during their request for the director.

“I took an oath to serve all of our town’s residents and to do what is in the best interest of all of our town,” Councilman Mordy Burnstein told TLS. “After speaking to members of our police department, members of county and state law enforcement and former elected officials from Jackson, I am confident that tonight’s ordinance was in the best interest of our township and will do more to make Jackson an even safer place for all. I am proud to support our men and women in blue.”

The director has not yet been named, but it is expected to be a current member of the Department – who has at least 20 years of law enforcement experience, and serves in the rank of Sergeant or higher.

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  1. PERHAPS, if EVERYONE paid their taxes, and the mindset of ‘tax-exempt’ benefits was abolished, MAYBE, just maybe this wouldn’t sting so badly.
    ..speaking as a 33 year tax-paying resident of Jackson.

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