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“Mandating All Police Departments Have a Chief of Police or a named Officer in Charge” This directive mandates that all Bergen County police departments have a Chief of Police or a named Officer-In-Charge, who shall be recognized as the highest sworn law enforcement executive for that department.

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“Revised Substance Use Disorder Initiatives” This directive supplements the requirements and guidelines of our law enforcement substance use disorder response when assisting individuals along a broader spectrum of law enforcement encounters.

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“Guidance for Using Axon Fleet 3 ALPR Technology (In Light of Previous BCPO Directive No. 2023-1, AG 2022-12)” This directive provides guidance to those agencies that will elect to use the Axon platform for ALPR integration either now or in the future.

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“Establishing a Protocol for BREATHE Teams” This directive establishes the protocol for Bergen County’s Breathing/Blood flow Restriction Event: Advocacy, Treatment, Help, and Empowerment (BREATHE) Teams.

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“Establishment and Implementation of the Bergen DEX System” This directive sets forth the uniform standards for Bergen County law enforcement agencies to access the Bergen County Data Exchange (“DEX”) platform and its cybersecurity requirements.

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“Purchase, Implementation, and Use of Automated License Plate Readers” This directive establishes a single county-wide ALPR policy.

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“Requirement for Sexual Assault Initial Incident Report & Victim Review Form“ This directive calls for the immediate use of an Initial Incident Form and Victim Review Form for sexual assault cases in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2.

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“Issuance of Firearms Purchaser Identification Cards This directive provides direction about processing applications for firearms purchaser identification cards.

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“Clarification on Reporting and Investigation of Vehicular Pursuits” This directive supersedes BCPO Law Enforcement Directive 2017-2 “Policy Regarding the Investigation of All Police Pursuits”, to clarify the reporting and investigation requirements of police pursuits.

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“New Training Requirement for Issuance of Firearms Purchaser ID Cards and Handgun Purchase Permits; Changes to Requirements for Permits to Carry Handguns” This directive provides an update of a training requirement for firearms purchaser ID card applicants.

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