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“Investigation of Pursuits” A Directive that requires each police agency to designate a superior officer who shall review each pursuit.

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“Complaint Approval” Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Law Enforcement Directive No.2016-1 establishing a system of complaint approval.

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“Authority for Bergen County Regional SWAT Team” A Directive modifying Directives 2010-1 and 2014-1 establishing primary authority for the Bergen County Regional SWAT Team and further providing for a unified K9 response within Bergen County. …

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“Juvenile Detention Decisions” When signing juvenile delinquency complaints for offenses that would be a first or second degree crime if committed by an adult, all agencies shall follow the procedures stated within this document. …

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“Creation and Authority for Bergen County Regional SWAT Team” A Directive modifying Directives 2010-1 and Providing for the Creation and Authority for Bergen County Regional SWAT Team. …

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“Procedures for Obtaining Evidence in DWI cases” This Directive will ensure that proper procedures are followed in properly and lawfully obtaining evidence that will secure convictions. …

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“Mandatory Use of Video Training in Active Shooter Participation” Directive supplementing BCPO Directive 2005-1 and New Jersey Attorney General Directive 2007-1 to provide for a mandatory use of video training for Active Shooter Participation. …

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“Manner with Which Eyewitness Identifications are Conducted and Recorded” In State v. Henderson, 208 N.J. 208 (2011), the New Jersey Supreme Court analyzed the science behind identifications and in so doing rewrote the law relating to the manner with which eyewitness identifications are conducted and recorded. …

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“Data Entry to the Bergen County Criminal Case Prosecution Computer System” Bergen County Law Enforcement, being at the forefront of Information Technology for many years, has been submitting and tracking criminal case prosecution activities in a countywide system for approximately 40 years. The more recent introduction of the E-CDR by the State of New Jersey caused a duplication of effort requiring the same information to be manually entered into two disparate systems. The Bergen County Prosecutor`s Office will be commissioning a new criminal case prosecution system called InfoShare, which will eliminate the need for duplicate data entry. …

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“Countywide Records Management Information Sharing System” This Directive is intended to maintain the integrity of the information within C.O.B.R.A. and by relay the integrity of the data that Bergen County Law Enforcement provides to the state and national information sharing systems. …

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