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DeAngelo Measure to Honor State Police Gains Assembly Committee Approval

Legislation Celebrates 95th Anniversary of First Graduating Class of Troopers

Legislation Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo sponsored to honor the New Jersey State Police recently was advanced by an Assembly committee.

“The men and women of the New Jersey State Police make up one of the most prestigious law enforcement organizations in the world,” said DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex). “From the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby to last year’s papal visit to the many day-to-day interactions for which they get not nearly enough credit, the State Police consistently have performed with great integrity and professionalism for 95 years.”

The Assembly joint resolution (AJR-126) commemorates the establishment and service of the State Police and celebrates the 95th anniversary of its first graduating class.

The State Police, founded in 1921 with 81 troopers on horseback and motorcycle, is now made up of 2,600 enlisted and sworn members and 1,200 professional staff.

The measure was advanced Monday by the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee.