To Kick off National Police Week, AG Grewal Announces Virtual Town Hall on Law Enforcement Response to COVID -19

TRENTON – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and social distancing measures remain in effect, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal recently announced a series of Virtual Town Hall Meetings that, despite the public health crisis, will provide an opportunity for continued community engagement with law enforcement.

The Attorney General’s 21 County, 21st Century Community Policing Project, “21/21” for short, is designed to sustain a continuum of public engagement with law enforcement in every county. On April 22, Attorney General Grewal hosted a session with over 400 participants on the availability of services for victims and survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina hosted the second session on Thursday on continuing recovery and addiction services.

The third of the Virtual Town Hall Meetings is scheduled for Monday, May 11, at 4 p.m. The session, held on the first day of National Police Week, will focus on Law Enforcement’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney General Grewal will be joined by Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, Marcus O. Hicks, Esq., Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections, Veronica Allende, Director of the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Chief Chris Leusner, Chief of the Middle Township Police Department and President of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, Chief Nichelle D. Luster, Chief of the Union City Police Department and Pat Colligan, President of the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association. The program will honor those we’ve lost and the panelists will discuss law enforcement’s response to the pandemic and share lessons in leadership during a crisis.

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