Toms River, NJ – The New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (NJSPBA) is working with the local Toms River PBA in opposition to the proposed ordinance by Toms River's new mayor, which seeks to cut up to four positions within the Toms River Police Department. This move has sparked concern among citizens and law enforcement officers regarding the potential impact on public safety and community services.
The NJSPBA, representing the interests and welfare of 32k+ police officers across the state, views the mayor's initiative as a direct threat to the safety and security of the Toms River community. In response, the NJSPBA is mobilizing its members, particularly those residing and registered to vote in Toms River, to support a petition against the proposed cuts.
NJSPBA President Pat Colligan, emphasized the importance of fighting senseless cuts to law enforcement which jeopardize officer and public safety, "The proposed ordinance not only undermines the operational effectiveness of our police department but also disregards the critical role our officers play in maintaining public safety. We urge all of our members in Toms River to stand in solidarity with their local colleagues and take immediate action by signing the petition."
The local community is assisting with a petition signing event at the Fairways at Bay Lea Clubhouse, and members can also sign the petition at the Law Office of Starkey, Kelly, Kenneally, Cunningham, Turnbach & Yannone. With a limited timeframe to gather signatures, the involvement of NJSPBA members is critical.
“We stand united in our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the Toms River community and the police officers that serve it. We collectively call upon the residents and officials of Toms River to consider the long-term implications of the proposed police cuts and to support the petition aimed at bringing this matter to a vote,” added President Colligan.
For more information on how to support this initiative, please get in touch with the NJSPBA.
Pat Colligan, President, NJ State Policemen's Benevolent Association, (732) 636 - 8860