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“Additional Requirements to the Attorney General’s Body Worn Camera Policy” This directive reaffirms that each county law enforcement agency must follow the Attorney General’s Body Worn Camera Policy and follow additional requirements included in the directive.

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“Public Disclosure of the Identities of Officers Who Commit Serious Disciplinary Violations and Revised Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures” This directive provides additional direction regarding the public disclosure of the identities of officers who commit serious disciplinary violations.

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“Implementing Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Law Enforcement Directive No.2020-14 on Regional Mutual Aid Protocol” This directive implements Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Law Enforcement Directive No. 2020-14 which outlines a Bergen County Regional Mutual Aid Protocol.

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“Investigation of Police Involved Deaths/Serious Bodily Injury and In-Custody Deaths” This directive mandates that all law enforcement agencies must immediately contact the BCPO regarding police encounters that result in death or serious bodily injury that could result in death, whether during use of force or accidental. This also includes in-custody deaths.

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“Establishing Procedures for Juvenile Diversion and Complaint Approval” This directive focuses on specific juvenile diversion and charging procedures as provided in Attorney General Directive No. 2020-12.

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“Implementation of Regional Mutual Aid Protocol” This directive addresses the need for a regional mutual aid protocol among Bergen County law enforcement agencies.

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“Handle With Care” Regarding the Attorney General’s Directive No. 2020-9 Establishing “Statewide Handle With Care” Program, this directive mandates local law enforcement agencies’ responsibility to make Handle With Care notices when assisting non-local agencies.

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“Authorization for the Use of the Taser 7 with a Body Worn Camera” This directive authorizes Bergen County Law Enforcement’s use of either the TaserX2 with internal camera or body worn camera, or Taser 7 with a body worn camera, to record the firing/discharge.

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“Establishing and Coordinating Mandatory De-Escalation Training into Active Shooter Training” This directive mandates de-escalation training for all Bergen County law enforcement officers.

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“Regarding the Purchase, Implementation, and Use of Automated License Plate Readers” This directive establishes procedures for all Bergen County law enforcement agencies to follow regarding the Attorney General’s Directive 2010-5 and the use of the County’s Automated License Plate Reader Server.

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