In light of recent incidents, NJ AG, NJSP urge residents to report Bias incidents, suspicious activity

In light of recent incidents, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, along with NJ State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan and

other high-ranking members of law enforcement once again urged the importance of reporting bias incidents and suspicious activity, including online and social media comments, to law enforcement.

They repeatedly emphasized that they want to keep our community safe. Bias incidents are taken very seriously even if law enforcement cannot generally share their follow-up actions, every report makes a difference and they do investigate.

They urged again to get the word out: Please report every bias incident to the police and the AG’s bias hotline. If you aren’t sure whether an incident is too minor to report, err on the side of caution, and report it. Attorney General Grewal stressed that NO incident is too minor to report

If you see, hear or experience a bias incident, report it immediately. This is the best way to help law enforcement help you.

If there is imminent danger, call 911.

Otherwise, below are multiple ways to report incidents:

You can report the incident by calling Lakewood Police at 732-363-0200
You can contact the Office of the Attorney General any of the following ways:
o Bias Reporting Hotline – (800) 277-2427
o Send an email to [email protected].
o An online reporting form –
You can also report to the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness in the following ways:
o calling a 24-hour tip line at 866-4-SAFE-NJ; or

Religious harassment is a serious crime and every instance needs to be reported. Of course, physical assault or violence should be reported, but even verbal harassment, such as if someone yells a slur out of their car window or tells you that Jews are not welcome somewhere, these need to be reported just as importantly. Likewise, harassment and threatening comments on social media should be reported, as was emphasized again today by law enforcement.

Even if you don’t see a response by law enforcement, each these reports are tracked and investigated, but they can’t necessarily let you know the resolution. Even if the incident does not rise to the level of needing a police report, it is important to report it to the Bias Reporting Hotline, which tracks every report. These seemingly “minor” reports help law enforcement see patterns, open investigations, verify whether an individual poses a threat, and allocate increase security resources to particular areas where there are more reports. Please do your part to keep our community safe.

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  1. We’ve been reporting these things for a long time now and have you done anything about it? Zilch!
    First deal with the clear bias and anti-semitism coming out of Jackson before we can take your cheap words seriously.

  2. @Lkwdguy: That is a great idea! Everyone in the Lakewood Community should file a report concerning the clear bias and anti-semitism coming out of Jackson township and political parties. In addition, the inaction taken, to date, should be included in the reports. With thousands of reports on the record, the authorities would HAVE to do something about it! Let us see them put their money where their mouth is!

  3. Brick Wal-Mart- 1.5 yrs ago, large white guy started shouting at me and my husband how ” we are going to jail bc all frum ppl fraud the government..” And added how Hitler had the right idea…etc. I will never 4get this for as long as I live. We got the manager to chase the guy down and warn him that he may b thrown out of Wal-Mart if he ever does that again (tough slap on the wrist.) What has become with our world???

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