Bill To Help Out-Of-Work Police Officers Signed Into Law

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TRENTON – A bill that will allow police officers who have been fired due to economic reasons to avoid retaking the police training course if they are rehired within a certain timeframe is now law.

The new law (formerly A-3876) would exempt police officers who were laid-off for economic or efficiency reasons from retaking the basic police training course, if they are rehired by their former agency or find a job with a new agency within five years from the date their employment was terminated.

Previously under the Police Training Commission policy, a police officer who has a break in service of more than three years was required to retake the basic training course.

“We all know how tough it can be to secure a job in the current economic climate,” said Assemblyman Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex), a sponsor of the bill. “This will help police officers focus on the job search, without a timeline hanging over their heads.”

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