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“Regarding Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program” This Directive is a supplement and amendment to Bergen County Prosecutor’s Law Enforcement Directive 2017-5 regarding the Bergen County Nasal Narcan Program.

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“Regarding Out-of-Court ID Procedures” This Directive clarifies the procedures to be followed by police in recording out-of-court identifications.

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“Mandatory Random Drug Testing” This Directive requires that all police agencies implement or revise a drug testing policy to require random drug testing of their sworn police officers.

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“Regarding Non-Evidential Video Retention Policy” This Directive establishes the policy and minimum standards for the preservation of non-evidential video and audio recordings made by Bergen County police agencies.

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“Warning of Pending Charges Must Precede Waiver of Miranda Rights” This Directive requires that when a criminal suspect has been formally charged with an offense, the police must inform a suspect of the specific charges before they request a waiver of Miranda rights.

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“Regarding Out-of-Court Identification Procedures Supplementing Prosecutor Directive 2012-2” This Directive clarifies the process Law Enforcement must follow when they ask an eyewitness to try to identify a suspect outside of court.

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“Regarding Firearms Procedure after LE Response to Mental Health Issue” This Directive requires action to be taken whenever a Bergen County law enforcement agency receives information or a warning from any source related to a threat of imminent, serious physical violence to self or others made by an individual suspected of suffering from a mental illness.

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“Regarding Criminal Investigations of Law Enforcement Officers and Public Employees” This directive requires that whenever a law enforcement officer or public employee becomes the subject of a criminal investigation, the law enforcement agency conducting the investigation must immediately notify the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Confidential Investigations Unit.

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“Regarding Duty to Warn under the Mental Health Professionals’ Duty to Warn ACT” This Directive requires mental health professionals to notify local law enforcement when a patient has communicated a threat of imminent, serious physical violence or whenever a reasonable mental health practitioner believes that a patient intends to carry out an act of imminent, serious physical violence.

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