PHOTOS: Dozens of New Jersey Law Enforcement officials from various agencies and faith-based groups gathered Wednesday in Wayne, NJ, to discuss safety, community relations and more ahead of the 2014 Summer season.
The meeting, now in its 6th year and coordinated by NJ State Police Chaplain Rabbi Abe Friedman, is intended to continue the dialog between community leaders of various religious groups and law enforcement in order to work together in a pro-active manner and to avoid any issues that may arise during the season.
During the 2-month vacation season, tens of thousands from NY and NJ travel up to the Catskills and other vacation spots, which evidently results in the interaction between the various agencies in one way or another.
“Bringing together law enforcement and members of various communities is vital to mitigating situations that may be remedied through continual communication between everyone involved,” an official says. “This meeting provides the venue and opportunity for open communication to allow law enforcement leaders and community leaders to become familiar with each other prior to an incident.”
Among those in attendance at the event at the Passaic Police Academy, were officials from the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the TSA, Customs and Border Patrol, US Marshals, Ocean County Prosecutors Office, Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, NJCA and other Chaplains, and community leaders.
Mayor Miller, Assemblyman Gary Schaer and other elected officials were in attendance as well. [TLS]