Conservation Officer Andrew Ocampo was in Vernon
Township court on June 24 for an Illegal Turkey Hunting incident that occurred
on April 21, 2014. The Officer met with the Township Prosecutor and the
defendant's attorney to discuss the DNA Testing Report that CO Ocampo had just
received from East Stroudsburg University. The report matched tail feathers
that the defendant had in his possession to the tail of a Wild Turkey CO Ocampo
& Ziegler located during the investigation. This report was instrumental in
the prosecution of the case. The outcome of this meeting was the defendant pled
guilty to the following four charges.
1."Take one Wild Turkey over the bag limit".
2. "Fail to tag Wild Turkey immediately upon killing".
3."Possess untagged/unregistered Wild Turkey parts".
4."Interference with the duties of a Conservation
The fines assessed were $300 for each of the turkey
violations and $100 for the interference. The total fines assessed added up to
Ziegler, with the assistance of National Park Service Ranger Mike Fernald,
investigated a complaint of "shots fired" near a residence in Sandyston Twp.,
Sussex County. The complainant advised that he observed a vehicle drive past
his residence and after a short period of time, he heard two (2) gunshots. He
then observed the same vehicle drive past his house at a high rate of speed,
but he was able to get the registration number of the vehicle.
Park Service Ranger Fernald responded to the scene, but was unable to locate
any physical evidence. However a few days later, the landowner located a deer
carcass. CO Ziegler then interviewed the registered owner of the vehicle. He
stated that his son had been using the vehicle on the day in question. The man advised
that his son and a friend had been in the area in question and they possessed a
.22 caliber rifle.
Ziegler interviewed the son and was able to obtain a full confession and the
identity of the friend, who was the shooter. Officer Ziegler then interviewed
the suspected shooter and obtained a full confession from him. Both individuals
advised that they had gone fishing at the Delaware River, and then used the
Flatbrook rifle range for target practice. After shooting at the range, they
decided to drive around to find "something to shoot". While driving down Old
Mine Road, they observed a deer in the middle of the road. The passenger exited
the vehicle, retrieved the rifle and shot, twice, at the deer. Since the deer
ran away, they believed that they had not killed it and made no effort to
As a result of the
investigation, the driver was issued summonses for "Fishing without a
license"," Use of a State Rifle Range without a valid hunting license" and"
Hunting with the aid of a motor vehicle". The passenger was issued summonses
for the same charges along with additional summonses for" Taking deer during
the closed season"," Shooting from/across a roadway"," Taking a deer with a
rifle"," Use of an illegal missile to take a deer"," Hunting without a valid
license" and "Hunting deer with a firearm capable of holding more than three
Officers Driscoll and Ocampo conducted a late night
patrol of Wildcat Ridge and Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Areas and
issued twenty (20) summonses for violations of WMA regulations, including
"Entering a WMA after hours" and "Possession of alcohol on a WMA".
Officers Paey and Kuechler made successful
apprehensions based on information provided in four (4) Operation Game Thief
reports during this report period:
Officer Kuechler responded to Orange Reservoir in West
Orange, Essex County, on a report of men keeping illegal fish. Officer
Kuechler observed three (3) men in the area matching the description given in
the report. When Officer Kuechler approached them, one of the men reached into
his fish basket, disregarded Officer Kuechler's directive to "not throw the
fish in the water," and released a Largemouth Bass. Summonses were issued for
"Possession of a Largemouth Bass during the closed season" and "Interference
with the duties of a Conservation Officer."
Officer Kuechler responded to a report of illegal
fishing at Verona Park Pond in Verona, Essex County, and observed two (2) women
matching the description given in the report. An inspection revealed that one
of the women was fishing without a valid 2014 fishing license, and the other
woman, though properly licensed, was in possession of sixty-three (63) sunfish,
well over the daily limit of twenty-five (25). Summonses were issued for "Fishing
without a valid license" and "Possession of over the limit of panfish."
Officer Paey responded on two subsequent days to
reports of an unlicensed man fishing in the Pequest River in the Town of
Belvidere, Warren County. The man had left the area on the first occasion, but
was successfully apprehended the next day. A summons was issued for "Fishing
without a valid fishing license".
Officer Paey responded to a report of illegal fishing
at the Amwell Lake Wildlife Management Area in East Amwell Township, Hunterdon
County, and observed two (2) men matching the description given in the report.
Officer Paey inspected each man's creel and discovered one man was in
possession of an undersized Largemouth Bass during the closed season, while the
other man was in possession of a trout without a valid trout stamp. Summonses
were issued for "Possession of undersized Largemouth Bass," "Possession of
Largemouth Bass during the closed season," and "Possession of Trout without a
valid Trout Stamp."
Officers Holmes, Paey and Wren have conducted several
boat patrols of the Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs during this report
period and Officers Ocampo, Driscoll and Lt. Sutton have conducted boat patrols
of Lake Hopatcong. The Officers have inspected a large number of anglers
fishing from boats and from the shoreline, and have always found the majority
of the participants in compliance with our laws and regulations. Though
compliance is generally the case, violations were still observed and summonses
were issued for "Fishing without a valid fishing license," "Possession of
Largemouth Bass during the closed season," "Possession of undersized Largemouth
Bass," "Possession of Trout without a valid Trout stamp," and "Boating without
having the proper number of personal flotation devices on board the vessel."
Lt. Lacroix and CO Riviello attended a meeting with
the court staff of Bass River, Woodland and Washington Townships, the Mayor of
Bass River, and State Police to discuss law enforcement issues within the three
CO Mascio and Lt. Lacroix were patrolling the
Assunpink WMA late on a Saturday night, when they observed an individual
walking across the dam at Rising Sun Lake at 2300 hours. The officers searched
the wooded area adjacent to the lake for over an hour, but could not find
anyone. Items in the individual's car led the officers to believe the person
might be camping. CO Mascio returned Sunday morning and observed the
individual fishing at 0530 hours. Upon inspection, the man stated that he had
just arrived at the lake. During questioning, the man admitted to camping
overnight and not having a fishing license. CO Mascio issued summonses for
camping and fishing without a license.
CO Mascio was patrolling Mercer Lake in Hamilton
Township, Mercer County when he observed two men fishing. Upon inspection,
both men produced a 2014 fishing license. The name on one license was the name
of a person known to CO Mascio from the revocation list. The two fishermen
also had a short crappie and a largemouth bass that was short and in possession
during the closed season. Both individuals claimed that they did not
understand English. Unfortunately for them, CO Mascio is fairly fluent in
Spanish. Upon questioning, it was determined that the one fisherman was
revoked. The license he was using belonged to his uncle who has the same
name. The individual was issued summonses for fishing while revoked,
possession of short bass and bass during the closed season, and interference.
The other fisherman was issued a summons for possession of the short crappie.
The uncle was also issued a summons for loaning a license.
CO Martiak presented a waterfowl hunting enforcement
training program to the National Park Rangers at Sandy Hook.
CO Martiak represented the Division of Fish and
Wildlife and the Bureau of Law Enforcement at the May meeting of the Middlesex
County Sportsmen's Federation.
In March, CO Martiak responded to a request for
assistance from the Monmouth County SPCA after they received information about
a woman found in possession of over 300 dead birds at a Little Silver, Monmouth
County residence. A majority of the birds were pigeons, although other species
including owls and herons were also found. The woman, Gretchen Rell, was a
volunteer with the Monmouth County SPCA. During the initial investigation, it
was determined that she was also listed as a sub-permittee under a NJ Division
of Fish and Wildlife Rehabilitator License issued to Donald Bonica of Toms
River Avian Care. Mr. Bonica was vacationing for an extended period of time in
Florida and was unavailable for interview until he returned. Ms. Rell was
subsequently indicted in Monmouth County Superior Court on Animal Cruelty
charges and ordered to relinquish all wildlife. In May, CO Martiak assisted
the Monmouth County SPCA with removal of additional birds from Ms. Rell's
primary residence in the Wanamassa section of Ocean Township, Monmouth County
under a Monmouth County Superior Court Order. During this removal, CO Martiak
was there to determine if any regulated species were present in the house. He
was also asked to document the deplorable conditions that the birds were being
kept in. That same week, CO Martiak and Division of Fish and Wildlife
biologist, Sue Predl interviewed Don Bonica at his residence in Toms River.
According to Mr. Bonica, Ms. Rell was responsible for transporting birds to his
facility from the Monmouth County SPCA. He stated that he had noticed an 80%
reduction in the number of birds coming into his facility from the SPCA during
the last year. When he questioned Ms. Rell, she stated that she was not
getting as many birds from the SPCA and on several occasions told him that
birds had died during transport. Ms. Rell was removed as a sub-permittee from
Mr. Bonica's permit and a Notice of Violation was issued to Mr. Bonica for
violation of terms of his permit. CO Martiak returned to the Ocean Township
residence the following week by request of the Assistant Prosecutor to conduct
a voluntary consent to search for additional birds. During the investigation,
it was determined that Ms. Rell was also keeping birds at a residence in Pt.
Pleasant, Ocean County. CO's McManus and Riviello assisted in early June with
a search of that residence. The residence was almost uninhabitable with piles
of garbage, debris and bird feces and seed. The officers had to leave the
residence until respirators were obtained. After re-entering the house, the
officers removed nine dead pigeons from the house. The investigation is
In last month's Monthly Highlights, it was reported
that CO McManus investigated a case involving the illegal dumping of asbestos
shingles in Greenwood Forest WMA. On June 17, 2014, in Lacey Township
Municipal Court, the individual who was responsible for this violation pled
guilty to the charge of disposing of solid waste in excess of 0.148 cubic
yards. He agreed to pay two times the cleanup cost for the removal and
disposal of the debris. The judge imposed a penalty of $21,533 for the
While on patrol in Colliers Mills WMA, CO Riviello
conducted an inspection of a fisherman at Colliers Mills Lake. When CO
Riviello asked him for his fishing license he said that he was only sixteen
years old. CO Riviello then asked him for his birthdate. The man gave him a
date that was for someone who was eighteen years old. After a brief interview
the fisherman admitted to being eighteen. He was issued a summons for fishing
without first procuring a valid fishing license and for interfering with the
duties of a Conservation Officer.
On a Saturday morning in June, CO Mutone and Lt.
Szulecki patrolled various sections of Greenwood Forest WMA in search of
illegal activity. During the patrol seven individuals were apprehended for camping
on a State WMA, as well as other violations. They were issued summonses for
camping on a State WMA.
On May 17, 2014, CO Moscatiello and Lt. Szulecki
attended the Boy Scouts of America Camporee IV, at the New Jersey Army &
Air National Guard and the State Police Training Center in Sea Girt, NJ. The
two spoke to scouts who were interested in a career as a Conservation Officer.
While patrolling Deal Lake in Monmouth County, CO
Riviello and Lt. Szulecki observed a man fishing on the opposite side of the
lake. After watching him fish for a few minutes they decided to conduct an
inspection. As they pulled up to the fisherman's location in their patrol
vehicle, CO Riviello saw a fish flopping around in the tall grass, just a few
feet from the man. During the inspection the man was found to be in possession
of a Largemouth Bass during the closed season. He was issued a summons for
CO Kille received information from a local fisherman
about another dead body located along the Delaware River in Logan Township,
Gloucester County. CO Kille responded to the area and located the body and
notified the Logan Police Department, Gloucester County Prosecutors Office and
Medical Examiner to assist in the recovery. This person went missing after
jumping off the Ben Franklin Bridge several weeks ago.
Kille attended a meeting in Penns Landing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the
Bass Master Elite staff, the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission and the
New Jersey State Police for the upcoming Bass Master Elite pro fishing
tournament on the Delaware River this summer.
Kille and Trembley patrolled the Cedar Lake Wildlife Management Area in Monroe
Township, Gloucester County on a busy weekend. They issued 25 tickets for being
in the WMA after hours, for the unlawful possession of alcohol on a WMA,
littering on a WMA, fishing without a license and operation of ATV's on a WMA.
Toppin and Mascio conducted a boat patrol along the Delaware River between
Camden and Burlington Counties. They inspected 100 fishermen and issued 10
summonses for fishing without a license.
Toppin attended the Cumberland County Federation of Sportsmen meeting.
Toppin patrolled the Pennsauken boat ramp access located along the Delaware River
in Pennsauken Township, Camden County. While there he observed several people
in a motor vehicle smoking a blunt. He observed them throw trash out of the
window and litter on a wildlife management area. He conducted a motor vehicle
stop in the parking lot and called Pennsauken Police for assistance. CO
Toppin issued summonses for littering on a wildlife management area and
arrested one suspect for possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana.
Toppin and Fox patrolled Cedar Lake Wildlife Management Area in Monroe
Township, Gloucester County on Memorial Day Weekend. There were multiple
illegal users of the area and they issued 12 summonses for swimming in a
wildlife management area, unlawful possession of alcohol on a WMA and unlawful
operation of ATV's on a WMA.
Toppin and Lt. Risher settled a case in Franklin Township, Gloucester County
that started as an illegal deer snaring case investigated by CO Toppin. During
the interview, CO Toppin uncovered additional violations of fish and wildlife
law and obtained a search warrant. The warrant was served by the Southern
Region. The accused, who was represented by council, pled guilty to 17 of 24
summonses and paid $7500.00 in Franklin Township Court. He admitted to six
years of illegal activities which included hunting and trapping without a
license, unlawful possession of leg-hold traps, attempting to take deer by
snare, trespass for the purpose of hunting, hunting without valid deer permits,
fail to report harvested deer and failing to register harvested deer through
the electronic deer reporting system.
Vazquez attended the Atlantic County Federation of Sportsmen meeting.
Vazquez located a pile of construction debris in the Hamilton Township section
of the Makepeace Wildlife Management Area in Atlantic County. He interviewed
the suspected party and obtained a written statement and full confession. He
charged the individual with dumping on a wildlife management area under Title
23 and for the dumping of solid waste under Title 13.
Risher patrolled the Winslow East section of the Winslow Wildlife Management
Area, in Winslow Township, Camden County. Lt. Risher observed a lifted deuce
and a half truck stuck off the road near the lake. The truck was buried in the
clay soil and rear axle was damaged with the drive shaft out of place. The
operator of the vehicle gave a full written statement of his actions that led
to his cousin's truck being stuck. Besides the heavy tow bill, Lt. Risher
issued two summonses for leaving the established roadway on a WMA and damage to
vegetation on a WMA.
Fox attended the annual Hooked on Fishing not Drugs fishing derby held by the
Absecon Police Department on the free fishing weekend in Absecon, Atlantic
the last Saturday of the spring turkey season Lt. Risher observed a pick up
that entered behind a locked gate off of Route 47 in Glassboro, Gloucester
County. Lt. Risher watched for a while as two hunters set out towards the edge
of a field just down the power lines. One hunter carried the firearm the other
carried the blind. He continued on foot and located the blind with the
hunters. He conducted an inspection of the hunters and found that one hunter
did not have a valid permit to hunt on Saturday. Lt. Risher issued a summons
for hunting without a valid turkey permit.
Galloway Township Police Department in Atlantic County responded to a house
shooting in their town and requested the Division's assistance. CO Fox and Lt.
Risher responded to the scene and to the police department in order to conduct
a non-target impact investigation. A rifled slug was shot at a coyote from a
12 gauge shotgun. The coyote was never hit, but the rifled slug traveled 895'
and hit a single story home about one block away. The house's bedroom window
had been penetrated by the projectile, causing damage to the window treatment,
leaving a small divot in the dry wall across the room. The projectile then
bounced back and stayed in the bedroom. The suspect was charged criminally by
the police department for criminal mischief. CO Fox charged the suspect for
causing damage to property while hunting, careless discharge of a firearm,
possess a loaded firearm within 450' of a residence, hunting without a valid
hunting license, hunting coyote during the closed season and using an illegal
missile for hunting coyotes.
James was patrolling the Heislerville Wildlife Management Area in Maurice River
Township in Cumberland County. He observed a vehicle parked in the wildlife
management area parking lot with two individuals. Upon inspection of their
activities he found they were about to inject drugs. The suspected CDS was
seized and he arrested the male suspect for possession of heroin.
On 5/19/14, CO Scott received a call from an informant
in reference to a fisherman in Sandy Hook Bay keeping summer flounder during
the closed season. After receiving a description of the fishermen and his
vessel from the complainant, CO Scott and Woerner set out on a boat patrol to
make contact with the individual. Shortly after entering the Shrewsbury River,
the vessel was identified and the officers intercepted it once it reached the
Shrewsbury River. Upon inspection, CO Scott and Woerner found nine summer
flounder in the fisherman's possession. Two summonses were issued for
possession of nine summer flounder.
On 05/25/14, CO Scott was patrolling Sandy Hook
National Park, Monmouth County, when he encountered three individuals clamming
in the special restricted waters of Sandy Hook Bay. These individuals were
holding their fishing poles in one hand and picking up clams with the other
hand. Each time they picked up a clam they would look around to see who may be
observing them. When they felt comfortable enough, the clams would be placed into
the pockets of their bathing suits. After a lengthy surveillance, CO Scott
inspected the individuals with assistance of Ranger Axelsen from the National
Park Service. Several dozen clams were recovered from the men and three
summonses were issued for not having a shellfish license along with three
written warnings issued for harvesting clams from the special restricted waters
of Sandy Hook Bay.
On 05/26/14, CO Scott again made a point to check
Sandy Hook National Park, Monmouth County, during the low tide. He located
several individuals harvesting shellfish illegally. In this case, the
individuals were split into multiple groups. After watching various
individuals for almost an hour, CO Scott was able to ascertain where the
individuals were storing the clams on the shoreline. When all of the subjects
were out of the water CO Scott apprehended all harvesters. Almost 200 clams
were recovered and returned to the deeper waters of Sandy Hook Bay. In total,
seven summonses and eight written warnings were issued for failure to obtain a
shellfish license and harvesting hard clams from the special restricted waters
of the Sandy Hook Bay.
On 6/1/14, COs Woerner and Martiak were out on boat
patrol patrolling the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers and Sandy Hook Bay,
Monmouth County. The first violation encountered was an individual who had cut
up an undersized summer flounder to use as bait. A summons for possession of a
mutilated summer flounder was issued. As the patrol continued, two more
fishermen were issued summonses for five and three undersized summer flounder.
The very last vessel inspected resulted in two additional summonses being
issued. During this inspection CO Woerner requested to see the fish in the
individual's bucket and told the fishermen not to throw any fish overboard.
During the request CO Martiak observed the individual throw an undersized
summer flounder over board. Two summonses were issued; one for wanton waste of
a marine fish and one for interference with duties of a Conservation Officer.
On 6/4/14 while on boat patrol in the Atlantic Ocean,
CO Moscatiello observed a commercial vessel purse seining for Atlantic
menhaden. Using the patrol vessel's GPS and radar, CO Moscatiello was able to
determine the vessel was within 0.6 nm of the shoreline off of Ortley Beach,
Ocean County. Vessels fishing for Atlantic menhaden in the Atlantic Ocean in
state waters may not fish within 0.6 nm of the shoreline, jetty or pier. CO
Moscatiello issued summonses to the captain and vessel owner for fishing within
0.6 nm of the shoreline. The penalties range from $300 to $3,000 with a one
month suspension of Atlantic menhaden fishing privileges for a first offense.
On 6/10/14, CO Soell received a complaint of
individuals fishing from a vessel in Marshelder Channel, Barnegat Bay, Ocean
County, keeping all the fluke they caught. CO Soell ran the vessel
registration and ascertained that a vehicle belonging to the owner of the
vessel was located at a marina on Great Bay Blvd in Little Egg Harbor, Ocean
County. CO Soell set up surveillance on the vehicle and boat slip. When the
vessel returned to the dock, CO Soell inspected the vessel and the 3 fishermen
on board. When CO Soell asked to examine their catch, they gave him a cooler
with 5 legal sized fluke inside. CO Soell measured the fish and inquired if
there were any other fish on board and they answered "no". CO Soell began
searching the vessel and found 4 undersized fluke located inside the cabin. CO
Soell once again asked if there were any other fish on board and again the
answer was "no". CO Soell continued to search the vessel and found 7 fluke
fillets in a small cooler near the helm. The owner was issued summonses for 4
undersized fluke, and for possessing parts of mutilated summer flounder.
On 06/10/2014, the National Park Service on Sandy Hook
National Park, Monmouth County, launched its 23' twin engine Safe Boat for the
first time since Hurricane Sandy. The patrol was conducted by Ranger Parker
with CO Scott on board as part of an inter-agency natural resource protection
partnership. NPS Law Enforcement Rangers and NJ Conservation Officers are
working together to protect marine species in park lands and NJ State waters,
out into the greater Sandy Hook & Raritan Bays One inspection led to a significant
violation when Ranger Parker and CO Scott discovered 14 illegally possessed
fluke. All 14 fluke were under sized and a court mandatory summons was
issued. Ten of the fourteen illegally harvested fluke were returned to the
On 06/14/14, CO Scott was in route to his station
when he decided to swing by the Keyport Municipal Ramp to check for any inbound
vessels. Upon his arrival, he noticed one boat on a trailer and four
individuals standing in close proximity. He stopped next to the vehicle
and began to converse with one of the individuals. Immediately he sensed
something was amiss, so he decided to investigate further. Upon inspection, the
individuals were found to be in possession of five undersized fluke, one
mutilated undersized fluke, and a pile of additional fluke parts that had been
thawed. Five summonses were issued for undersized and mutilated fluke.
On 06/15/14 COs Scott and Woerner apprehended seven
individuals clamming illegally in Sandy Hook National Park, Monmouth County.
The men were apprehended without incident. The COs issued seven summonses for
no shellfish license, and seven written warnings for harvesting shellfish in
the special restricted waters of Sandy Hook Bay.
On 6/19/14, while patrolling Manasquan Borough, Monmouth
County, CO Klitz observed several recreational vessels drifting for summer
flounder in the Manasquan Inlet. After a short time he noted a fisherman on
one of the vessels catch a sub-legal summer flounder and did not return it to
the water. CO Klitz contacted CO Moscatiello who was patrolling the Point
Pleasant Beach area on the opposite side of the inlet. CO Moscatiello set up
surveillance on the vessel while CO Klitz responded to the United States Coast
Guard Station to prepare his patrol vessel to respond. Another sub-legal
summer flounder was taken as observed by CO Moscatiello. Shortly thereafter,
both CO's apprehended the fishermen on the vessel and issued summonses for four
sub legal summer flounder. CO Moscatiello informed these individuals that the
officers would be actively patrolling the area for the rest of the day. A few
hours later while back on shore, CO Klitz observed another sub-legal summer
flounder caught and retained in the same vessel. CO Klitz continued his
surveillance until the vessel returned to a nearby marina. Upon arrival, the
vessel was met by Lt. Dravis and CO Klitz. Three additional sub-legal summer
flounder were found in a shopping bag full of trash. An additional summons was
issued for these three summer flounder.
While working Atlantic City fishing activity on
06/08/2014, CO Nicklow observed 3 individuals catching and keeping tautog
during the closed season. In an attempt to avoid detection, one of the
individuals donned new pants, shirt, and hat before leaving the jetty. The
previously hidden fish were placed in a small lunchbox cooler by the newly
attired individual as he attempted to sneak off the jetty alone. Moments after
stepping off the jetty he was met by CO Harp and issued summonses for 5
undersize and 5 closed season tautog.
On 06/14/14 while patrolling Cumberland County's
Delaware Bayshore, CO Swift received a complaint of individuals taking fish
back to their vehicle near Fortescue Beach. CO Swift notified CO Hausamann and
both responded to the location. Upon arrival, a vehicle driven by a female was
observed leaving the area. The vehicle turned around abruptly after spotting
the approaching officers. The female quickly parked and exited the vehicle and
began to run along a creek bank to a group of fishermen. CO Hausamann followed
the woman and was able to recover a cooler containing 4 undersize striped
bass. Meanwhile, CO Swift conducted an inspection of the suspects from the
original complaint. The individuals admitted to having 6 striped bass hidden in
their vehicle. Summonses were issued to each group for possessing undersize
Training Unit Highlights
The Training Unit has been working with new recruit
class Tim Raker, Dan Faith and Rachel Cesaro. Some of the main topics of
instruction included: NJ History of the State Conservation Officer, standard
operating procedures, writing summonses and evidence procedures, interview and
interrogation/ note taking, exotic and nongame regulations and permits as well
as captive game regulations. The new recruits were given excellent insight
into marine fish identification as well as the commercial and recreational regulations.
The new recruits finished their marine training by participating in marine
based reality scenarios conducted by Lt. Snellbaker and Officer Nicklow.
Conservation Officers Craig James and Keith Fox
successfully completed the Gloucester County Police Academy Firearm Instructor
School, which allows them to participate in training police recruits as well as
seasoned officers per the New Jersey Police Training Commissions guidelines.