Our thoughts and prayers are with the law enforcement officers murdered in Dallas. These vicious murders make one thing clear: Even while protecting the communities we are sworn to serve, we are in danger because of our profession. Please be vigilant and remain on high alert given the anti-police sentiment making its way through our country.
Do your job, but don’t be a hero. Please be mindful of your surroundings at all times. Avoid any situations that are not essential to public safety or the very description of your job during these dangerous times. Most importantly, please take all precautions to survive your shift and make it home to your families. When off-duty, we are recommending that you limit wearing police insignia or PBA apparel that would make you or your family a target for those looking to harm law enforcement officers. We also encourage taking police shields and other police identifying articles off your cars.
We’re all in this together. Protect one another and get home safe to your family.
Marc Kovar, NJSPBA Executive Vice President