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MAYS LANDING- This week, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office begins ICAT (Integrating Communication, Assessment, and Tactics) and ABLE (Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement) training for 1,044 law enforcement officers in Atlantic County, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. The first session of training begins September 21 to Sept. 23, 2021. The training of Atlantic …

BRIGANTINE- The Brigantine Police Department recently gave back with a Random Act of Copness to keep youth in the community safe while riding their bicycles. During the National Night Out event, officers of the Brigantine Police Department distributed free bicycle helmets to the children in attendance. The department recognized Officer Brooke Camp who organized the …

BRIGANTINE— Each year, NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is an opportunity to engage in community policing and law enforcement officers participate in this event in municipalities across our region. For Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. David Gazzara, National Night Out is an opportunity to help the public understand bomb squad equipment and also be educated on safety …

MAYS LANDING- On July 27, 2021, Acting Attorney General Andrew Bruck, First Assistant Attorney General, Principal Law Enforcement Advisor Jennifer Davenport and Director of Criminal Justice (DCJ) Lyndsay V. Ruotolo visited the ACPO Office and met with staff. Welcome to the ACPO, General Bruck!  On June 30, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy announced that Andrew Bruck …

ATLANTIC CITY- The Atlantic City Police Citizens Police Academy is a free, nine-week civilian academy for city adults and participants graduated on April 30, 2021. At the graduation, Neighborhood Coordination Officers of the Atlantic City Police Department offered RANDOM ACTS OF COPNESS as they assisted in organizing the event and serving food to graduates and those …

ATLANTIC CITY—On Saturday, May 2, 2021, detectives of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and detectives of the Atlantic City Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section arrested additional juveniles in connection to a robbery on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on April 1, 2021, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. This investigation is continuing in order to …

MAYS LANDING- The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office will sponsor a ZOOM webinar on April 28, 2021 at 11 a.m., to give the community and law enforcement an opportunity to discuss how to strengthen relationships and develop new programs and policies that will protect those most vulnerable in our area with special needs, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner announced. This webinar will provide information, …

MAYS LANDING- ACPO Chief of Atlantic County Investigators Bruce K. DeShields has served as a veteran law enforcement officer with now over 39 years of experience since he started his law enforcement career in 1982. “As Chief DeShields celebrates his 39th anniversary, his career has spanned twice as long as many of those in law …

MAYS LANDING- December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month, or National 3D Prevention Month and Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner would like National 3D Prevention Month to serve as a reminder to never drive impaired. Atlantic County has seen an increase in the number of motor vehicle crashes in 2020 over 2019. …

MAYS LANDING- In observance of SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH, the designated Resiliency Program Officers of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office have a message for their fellow law enforcement officers, coping with stress on the job and maintaining their mental health. IF YOU NEED SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. WE ARE HERE TO HELP. In August 2019, the New …