Tag: equipment

N.J. cops’ 2-year military surplus haul: $40M in gear, 13 armored vehicles

Police departments across New Jersey received thousands of military hand-me-downs — including 13 heavily-armored vehicles — over the past two years valued at nearly $40 million. Despite concerns about militarizing local departments, in the second half of last year alone, Read More

Christie vetoes bill for oversight of surplus military equipment in New Jersey

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s become a mainstay of local policing in the Obama era, Save Jerseyans: militarized police forces armed with surplus equipment from the 2000s. In 2014, approximately 8,000 local law enforcement agencies in the United States Read More