Officer Shortage At Bismarck Police, Fewer Applicants And Officer Retention

Administrators say the officer shortage is causing a domino effect throughout the department, and officers are having to put in more hours to make ends meet. Department administrators say they have 124 officers and to be fully staffed they’d need 129. They say they still need to hire five officers. They say the problem is, […]

New Jersey’s 9/11 First Responders Will Get Stronger Protections Under New Laws

New Jersey’s first responders to the Sept. 11 attacks gained new protections Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy signed a pair of bills into law.  In a ceremony in Jersey City, across from the site of the attacks, Murphy paid tribute to the two North Jersey firefighters for whom the measures were named and noted the “stark […]