Mental Health, Wellness A New Focus For State Police

When former Hartford Police Chief James Rovella was appointed commissioner of the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in 2019, he made it a goal to see to the wellness of the agency’s employees, including state troopers. The results have been a growing peer support program for troopers, more avenues for employees to […]

Court Rejects PBA Bid To Block Murphy COVID Vaccine Mandate For Prison Guards And Others

Gov. Phil Murphy’s requirement that workers in high-risk settings get the COVID-19 vaccine — and a booster shot, when they’re eligible — survived a serious legal challenge Friday when a state appellate court dismissed a bid by New Jersey’s largest police union to block the mandate. In a 34-page opinion, a panel of three judges brushed aside the New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent […]