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NJNEOA News Founded In 1965

Vol. 22, No. 3

NJNEOA P.O. Box 567, Nutley, NJ 07110

Fall, 2011

President’s Message Budget cuts — the road to nowhere

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Dues Due

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43rd Annual Conference Pg. 7

February Seminar Pg. 10

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We look forward to hearing from all of you and encourage you to send in your stories and photos. NJNEOA News is your paper and you have the right “not to remain silent” but to let me know what you want to see in it. – Al Camisa, Editor

To get your article published in NJNEOA News: 1. Type your article (double spaced). 2. Mail to: A.J. Camisa P.O. Box 567, Nutley, NJ 07110 Tel. (732) 925-1998 or e-mail Include your name, address, phone number, title and the organization to which you belong. To submit photographs: 1. Set your digital camera to “high quality” or “best” resolution and do not choose “resize” when e-mailing. 2. Make sure photographs are sharp and bright. 3. Type the names of all pictured, or accurately describe the action in the photograph. Do not write on back of photograph, except with non-reproducing pen or pencil. 4. All unsolicited photographs and stories sent to NJNEOA News will be considered the property of NJNEOA News and will not be returned unless a self-addressed stamped envelope accompanies the material.

NJNEOA Fundraising Since 2005, the New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officer’s Association has contracted with MIDWEST PUBLISHING, INC. for the purposes of fund raising. MIDWEST PUBLISHING, INC. has been serving the political, non-profit and charitable sectors since 1978. They are a corporation that utilizes the telephone as a means of soliciting monies for associations such as the NJNEOA. Currently they are used by the NNOAC as well as several other state narcotic associations. If you are contacted by a representative of MIDWEST PUBLISHING, INC. soliciting funds for the NJNEOA please feel free to contact any member of the NJNEOA to verify the validity of the call. Any contributions collected will be used to fund: the Drug Awareness Program, the Training Seminars, provide Drug Awareness literature in the communities, as well support the NJNEOA’s charities. The NJNEOA thanks you in advance for any contributions made to the association through MIDWEST PUBLISHING, INC.

President’s Message...........................................................3 Dues Renewals & Rewards................................................ 4 Membership Application.....................................................5 Conference Update..............................................................7 Conference Registration...................................................8 Counsel’s Column................................................................9 February Seminar..............................................................10 Joke/Quote of the Quarter..............................................12 NLEOMF Mid-Year Report..................................................13

PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE NJNEOA Dominic A. Spina Leonard J. Iatesta Donald J. Ebert Joseph A. Jacobi Robert R. Miller George R. Kell Thomas Dougherty Paul V. McKenna William J. Kennedy Joseph J. Delaney William F. Dietz, Jr. Philip Burger Jerome M. Rice Louis E. Grossi Joseph Fields Joseph J. Craparotta Walter R. Betyeman Thomas Monahan Joe DeBiase, Sr. Lucius Bowser Leo J. Uebelein Ken Dupuis Rodney Leone

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Al Glover John Olock Jim Dougherty Anne Kreigner Frank Miterotonda Quinton Collins, Sr. Mike Agrifolio James Van Pelt Warren Hodges Al Katcher Joseph Krisza Vincent Modarelli Richard Vogt Vincent Moscaritola Al Camisa Kenneth Capobianco Daniel J. Muntone John Lazzara Joseph Braun Michael Corrado Andrea Craparotta Martin Lynch Samuel Calabrese

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President’s Message


s my presidency enters the adolescence stage I can feel is important to our association see that law enforcement is taking a backseat due or law enforcement in general. Any to our economy. Both the Byrne Jag Grants (Jus- questions can be directed to us and tice Assistance Grant) are being cut by $74 million dollars they will be answered as quickly as and The “Riss” Program (Regional Information Sharing possible. System) is being cut by $20 million dollars. Altogether By NJNEOA President there have been over $1 billion dollars in proposed cuts for Michael J. Barbato, Sr. state and local law enforcement assistance programs. These cuts, along with the fact that brother and sister officers are being laid off in large numbers due to economic reasons, leads me to believe public safety is being compromised. I would like to thank Past President Andrea Craparotta for making this year’s 11th Annual Beach Barbecue at Martell’s Tiki Bar a complete success. Due to perfect weather and a great crowd fun was had by all. The event included plenty of food, a DJ, fireworks and the “Sensational he NJNEOA February Training Seminar is Soul Cruisers”. Over 110 people turned out to support the being held on February 21, 2012 at the KeNJNEOA fundraiser. Most importantly over $800 was nilworth Veteran’s Center. The topic for the raised for “The Special Olympics”. So bravo to Andrea February seminar is “Risk Management/Raid Planfor a job well done. And again thanks to all who supported ning: A street survival course for narcotics investigaour cause. tors and entry teams.” Our Seminar Program is running full steam ahead due The instructor is Chief John Comparetto of the to the hard work of Past President Al Camisa and Past Passaic County Sheriff’s Department (retired). John President Joe Krisza. These programs are presented by the previously retired from NYPD after 26 years of serAssociation, FREE OF CHARGE, to any law enforcement vice. Twenty two of those years were in narcotics. officer. Our committee obtains the most interesting subHe worked as an Undercover, Investigator, Narcotics jects and qualified speakers available to educate law enTeam Sgt., Lt, Narcotics Zone Commanding Officer forcement officers. Please feel free to attend and bring your and Executive Officer of the joint DEA Task Force. brothers and sisters along with you. NO MEMBERSHIP The course starts with a video and audio of an TO THE NJNEOA IS REQUIRED. NYPD undercover being gunned down in a drug deal I would like to remind all of our members that we have that never should have been allowed to take place. A an Awards Committee that is taking nominations for awards drug deal so bad that the undercover officers teamfrom our association to the upcoming year. Any law enmates were in fist fights for months with the team that forcement officer can to nominate any officer or unit for an used him and allowed this to happen. outstanding job done. Just contact Chairman Bob DiGInvestigative techniques for the officer, underenova, Co Chairman Felix Pacheco, or Committee memcover and supervisor with real life experience interbers Engel Galarza, Pete Simon, Jeff Vogt, or Nick Vinci jected into this training will prepare you for the basic about details of the job. The Awards Committee’s E-mail drug investigation and the high risk entry. addresses and phone numbers can be found on the NJNEOA The seminar is free for both NJNEOA members website. and non-members. Registration must be made prior The same committee is also taking nominations for Prosto the conference. Check out our website at www. ecutor of the Year, Assistant Prosecutor of the Year, Officer to either: fill in and submit the “online” of the Year, and Business of the Year. Please submit your registration form, download and mail in the “pdf” nominations with an outline of the award recipient’s accomregistration form, or fill out and mail in the registraplishments and contributions to the NJNEOA, to the Comtion form found in this issue of the NJNEOA News. mittee for their consideration. We look forward to seeing you at the seminar. In closing, I would like this membership to know that the Board of Directors, Executive Board, and I are here to serve you. Feel free to contact us with anything that you  Page 3 



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Fall, 2011 - Vol. 22, No. 3

Dues Renewals


ou should begin receiving your dues statement shortly. All dues payments must be made prior to January 1st for a member to remain in active status. Those individuals who haven’t submitted their payment by that time will be placed into an inactive status and will no longer receive their issues of the NJNEOA Narco News nor will they have access to the “Member’s Area” of the website. Once that happens, there will be an assessment of a $20 arrears fee

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The New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officer’s Association accepts credit cards for dues payment, seminar and conference registration fees.


Simply visit us online, click on the appropriate link and completely fill

added to the dues in order to re-activate their membership in the association. Due to rising costs, the association can no longer continue to mail newsletters to individual s who fail to keep current in their membership status. If your agency pays your dues and is going to discontinue doing so but you would like to remain a member, please advise us of same and we will keep you active while your payment is being sent. In this instance the arrears fee will be waived. Dues are renewed in accordance with the calendar year, not the month of the membership application submission. Remember, the association does accept credit cards, so payment can be made online by utilizing the dues payment link in the “Member’s area.” If you need to be reinstated, simply go online and utilize the “Join” link to pay your dues online by credit card. In the area where it asks for sponsor, simply type in renewal. You can also just mail a check to make your dues payment. Once payment is received, you will then be given access to the website’s member’s area again. It is imperative that you supply us with an email address for a means of contact and it is also important to keep us apprised of any change of address so that we can continue to send you your copy of the quarterly newspaper. Lastly, as a benefit for being a member, all attendees to our 43rd Annual training conference in Atlantic City, who are members of the NJNEOA, will continue to receive a $45 discount on their registration. Remember dues must be current at the time of registration in order to receive the discount.

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he New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officer’s Association recognizes several police officers and their departments during the year by acknowledging the outstanding investigations that they have conducted in the area of narcotic enforcement. The NJNEOA will present these officers and their departments with an NJNEOA Achievement Award at either one of the Seminars that the NJNEOA sponsors or at the Annual Conference. No longer will all of the awards be presented at the conference.


In order to be considered for an award it is mandatory that a detailed account of the specific investigation must be submitted by a member of the NJNEOA for placement in the quarterly newspaper and on the Association’s Web Site. It isn’t necessary that the officers receiving awards be an NJNEOA member. If need be, a generalized story omitting the defendant’s names and addresses, will then be authored for use in the Association’s publications. The description of the investigation and all other particulars should be submitted to the NJNEOA at: PO Box 202 Port Reading, New Jersey 07064 or e-mailed to:

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To enter the NJNEOA Cyber Shopping Mall go to:

The NJNEOA provides education and training to law enforcement officers tasked with investigating those involved in the illegal drug trade. In order to fund that training the NJNEOA has partnered with over 1,000 stores in the NJNEOA Cyber Shopping Mall. Each time a NJNEOA Cyber Shopping Mall store is visited or a purchase is made, a donation will be made to the NJNEOA. These are the same web sites for the stores if you were to just Google and visit their site. The only difference is that if you enter their store through our link, your association receives a donation on your behalf. Please visit frequently and check out the weekly coupons/sales.

Executive Board 2011-12

Michael J. Barbato, President Woodbridge PD (Retired)

Albert J. Camisa, 1st Vice-President Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (Retired) Peter Simon, 2nd Vice-President Perth Amboy PD (Retired)

Eileen McGuire, Corresponding/Recording/ Executive Secretary Union County Prosecutor’s Office Frank Gennaro, Counsel New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (Retired)

John Sartori, 3rd Vice-President Hackensack PD (Retired)

Jacquelynn Seely, Co-Counsel Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office

Walter Braxton, Treasurer New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (Retired) Vincent Moscaritola, Financial Secretary Essex County Sheriff’s Department (Retired)

Theodore J. Romankow, Co-Counsel Union County Prosecutor’s Office Terrence Farley, Co-Counsel Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office (Retired)

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Fall, 2011 - Vol. 22, No.3

43rd Annual Conference Update


he 43rd Annual Conference dates, theme and agenda have been finalized and this year’s conference committee is working feverishly to make available the most pertinent training for law enforcement officers during these times. The dates for the conference are June 5th through 8th, 2012 and the theme is “Education and Enforcement: a Necessary Partnership Needed to Eradicate Illegal Drugs.” It is once again being held at the Atlantic City Hilton and, just as last year, all members of the NJNEOA who are current in their dues prior to registering, are eligible to receive a $45.00 discount on their registration. This year, the NJNEOA is also inviting the New Jersey Educational System SAC counselors to attend Thursday’s training. A schedule of the upcoming conference is as follows:

Tuesday ­­–June 5, 2012

Thursday – June 7, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Conference Registration

Continental Breakfast /

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Using Social Media to your Investigative and Technical Advantage 12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Clandestine Lab Awareness 2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Buffet Luncheon

Wednesday – June 6, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Narcotics Interdiction Investigations 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Undercover Techniques 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Narcotics Operations & Investigations 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Date Rape/ Designer Drug Trends

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Drug Awareness & Identification 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Opiate Addiction 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Bullying, Cyber-Bullying & Sexting 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Gangs in NJ Schools 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Closing Ceremonies

Friday – June 8, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Training Conference Critique Lunch Break


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PLEASE INCLUDE PAYMENT OR VOUCHER NUMBER PAYABLE TO: N.J.N.E.O.A. & REMIT TO: NJNEOA P.O. BOX 567 NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY 07110 Or register online @ and pay by credit card. If you have any questions, please contact VINCENT MOSCARITOLA at: Office #973-661-4362, Fax # 973-661-4807, E-Mail -

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Counsel’s Column

Fall, 2011 - Vol. 22, No.3

One More Thing to Consider

By Frank M. Gennaro, Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (Retired)

The Appellate division Approves the Use of CellSite Information to Locate Crininal Suspects


he Appellate Division recently was called upon to determine whether the use by the police of cell phone site information to indicate the general location of a suspect violates the constitution. The case, State v. Thomas Earls, stems from a burglary investigation in Middletown. The police in Middletown were investigating a series of home burglaries. In one of the burglaries, an operating cell phone was taken from the victim. Information gained from that cell phone led police to an individual who told them that he had bought the phone from Defendant, Earls. The buyer of the phone also implicated Defendant in the burglaries. The police approached Earls’ girlfriend. They learned from her that she had leased a storage unit which was believed to contain stolen property. Although the girlfriend was the sole lessee, Defendant had the only key to the storage unit. The girlfriend gave consent for a search of the storage unit. The search revealed the unit to contain a large quantity of stolen property. An arrest warrant was obtained for Defendant. In order to locate Defendant to execute the arrest warrant, the police contacted Defendant’s cell phone carrier, T-Mobile, and obtained from that company cell tower site information, which the police used to determine Defendant’s general location. The cell site information placed Defendant in the area of Rout 9 in Howell Township. Defendant’s car was located in a motel parking lot. Defendant was registered at the motel. He was arrested in his motel room, which was found to contain stolen property in plain view.

Defendant’s motion to suppress the evidence seized as a result of the use of cell site information was denied by the trial court. On appeal, Defendant argued that the use of the cell site information violated his constitutional rights. The Appellate Division disagreed. The Court found that the use by the police of cell site information to determine Defendant’s general location did not violate the Fourth Amendment or the New Jersey Constitution. The use of the information, the Court ruled, did not violate Defendant’s reasonable expectation of privacy regarding the location of his car. Police are permitted to utilize modern technology to conduct surveillances. When he chose to drive his car on public roads, he voluntarily conveyed his location to anyone who might be watching him. The Court’s decision explicitly did not reach the question of whether a warrant is required for police to obtain cell site information.

2011/12 NJNEOA BOD Meetings November 15, 2011 The Firehouse Pub Rahway, N.J. January 17, 2012 Middlesex County Fire Academy Sayreville, N.J. February 21, 2012 North Seminar Kenilworth Veteran’s Center Kenilworth, N.J.

* All meetings are at 6:00 p.m. except those held on seminar days, which are then at 4:30 p.m.

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FEBRUARY February SEMINAR Seminar Founded in 1965

New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association P.O. Box 567, Nutley, NJ 07110 Tel: 973-661-4362 / Fax: 973-661-4807

TUESDAY - FEBRUARY 21, 2012 @ The Kenilworth Veteran Center 33 South 21st Street Kenilworth, N.J. “Risk Management/Raid Planning, A street survival course for investigators and entry teams.” Presented by Chief John Comparetto Passaic County Sheriff’s Dept. (Retired)/Lt. NYPD (Retired)







E-Mail Address: Cost: Members & Non-Members - Free

See directions on back cover PLEASE FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION/PRINT AND SUBMIT TO: N.J.N.E.O.A. / FEBRUARY SEMINAR, P.O. BOX 202 PORT READING, NJ 07064 Registration 8 a.m. — 9 a.m. Class 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. Questions: Contact A.J. Camisa, NJNEOA Seminar Co-Chairman (732) 925-1998 Recognized by New Jersey Attorney General’s Narcotic Action Plan & New Jersey State Chief’s of Police Association

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KENILWORTH VETERAN’S CENTER 33 South 21st Street Kenilworth, N.J. (908) 272-9483

GARDEN STATE PARKWAY: NORTH OR SOUTH: Exit 138 to traffic light at end of exit ramp. Turn left onto Kenilworth Blvd. Continue approximately .6 mi and turn left onto 21st Street (Traffic Light). The Kenilworth Veteran’s Center on the right - parking is directly across the street.

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Joke of the Quarter Testifying A witness to an automobile accident was testifying. The following exchange took place between the lawyer and the witness: The lawyer: “Did you actually see the accident?” The witness: “Yes, sir.” The lawyer: “How far away were you when the accident happened?” The witness: “Thirty-one feet, six and one quarter inches.” The lawyer (thinking he’d trap the witness): “Well, sir, will you tell the jury how you knew it was exactly that distance?” The witness: “Because when the accident happened I took out a tape and measured it. I knew some stupid lawyer would ask me that question.”

QUOTE OF THE QUARTER “Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.”

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- Ronald Reagan


Fall, 2011 - Vol. 22, No.3

Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: Mid-Year 2011 Report

Research Bulletin

Law Enforcement Fatalities Increase 14% in First Half of 2011; Firearms-related Fatalities Reach 20-Year High Following an alarming 25% increase in 2010, the number of law enforcement fatalities in the U.S. have continued to rise in the first six months of 2011.

A Closer Look: Florida Miami-Dade Police Department

Total Fatalities: Mid-Year 1961-2011 Detective Roger Castillo EOW: 1/20/2011

According to preliminary data from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 98 officers were killed from January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011— a 14% increase from the same time frame in 2010, when 86 officers were killed in the performance of duty. For 13 years in a row, traffic-related incidents have been the leading cause of officer fatalities, but for the first half of 2011, firearms-related fatalities have out-paced traffic-related fatalities as the primary cause of law enforcement deaths, with 40 officers shot and killed. This represents a troubling 33% increase from 2010, when 30 officers were killed by gunfire. Four of these officers were from the state of Florida, which has lost 10 officers in the first six months of this year, tied with Texas for the most law enforcement fatalities in the United States. Traffic-related fatalities have claimed the lives of 35 officers in 2011, a 17% decrease from the first six months of 2010, when 42 officers were killed. Of the 21 officers killed in automobile crashes, 13 law enforcement officers were involved in an assistance activity, six were killed in accidents relating to criminal activity, and two were killed en route to or from work in their patrol vehicles. The data and statistics contained in this report are preliminary and do not represent a final or complete list of individual officers who will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in 2012.

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Detective Amanada Lynn Haworth EOW: 1/20/2011

Detective Roger Castillo and Detective Amanda Haworth were shot and killed while serving a felony murder warrant. The officers arrived at the suspect’s residence to serve a warrant when the suspect opened fire, shooting three officers. Detective Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene, and Detective Haworth later died during surgery.

St. Petersburg Police Department Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz was shot and killed while serving a warrant for aggravated battery. As Officer Yaslowitz approached the Officer suspect to arrest Jeffrey Adam him, the suspect Yaslowitz opened fire EOW: 1/24/2011 and barricaded himself in the attic. Sergeant Thomas Baitinger was shot and killed while trying to rescue the wounded officers. Sergeant He was part of Thomas John the entry team Baitinger assigned to rescue EOW: 1/24/2011 Officer Yaslowitz and a Deputy Marshal. Sergeant Baitinger was also shot by the suspect.


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Firearms-related Fatalities: Mid-Year 2011 Firearm-related Fatalities: Mid-Year 1961-2011

In the first half of 2011, firearms-related fatalities reached a 20-year high, with 40 officers killed by gunfire — a 33% increase from that same point in 2010, when only 30 officers were fatally shot. Eleven officers — 28% of firearms-related fatalities — were shot and killed in January, the deadliest month for gunfire deaths this year. In one 24-hour period, 11 officers were shot, with three killed and eight wounded. Circumstances of Fatal Shootings: Mid-Year 2011

Three multiple-fatality, “cluster-killing” incidents (when two or more officers were shot and killed) have occured in 2011— two in Florida (St. Petersburg and Miami-Dade) and one incident in Grundy, VA. Seven officers were killed when attempting arrest in a non-burglary/robbery situation, followed closely by fatalities while responding to domestic disturbance calls. Four officers, respectively, were killed during burglaries, and while investigating suspicious persons and activities.

Traffic-related Fatalities: Mid-Year 2011

Mid-Year Average Traffic Fatalities per Decade: 1960-2010

For the first time in five years, traffic-related fatalities were lower than firearms-related fatalities, with 35 officers killed in the first six months of 2011, compared to 42 during the same time frame in 2010. Twenty-one officers were killed in automobile crashes, seven were struck and killed, five were killed in motorcycle crashes, and two were struck and killed by a train while in an automobile. Traffic-related Fatalities: Two-Year Comparison Since 1960, traffic-related fatalities have steadily increased each decade. Mid-year 1979 had the lowest number of trafficrelated fatalities with 17, and they spiked in 2007 when 47 officers were killed in traffic-related incidents. 2

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Geographic Distribution of Officer Fatalities: Mid-Year 2011

States with four or more fatalities States with at least one fatality

Fatalities by State Thirty-two states lost a law enforcement officer in the first six months of 2011, with Texas and Florida experiencing the most fatalities in the nation. Closely following is New York with eight fatalities and Ohio, with seven. Tennessee, Michigan, and California had four officer fatalities. Nine federal officers have been killed in the first half of 2011; matching the entire 2010 total. Eighteen states (AK, CT, DE, HI, ID, KS, MN, MT, NV, NH, NM, ND, OK, RI, UT, VT, WV, and WY) and the District of Columbia did not lose an officer in the first half of the year.

Reprinted with permission of the NLEOMF

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New Jersey Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association P.O. Box 567 Nutley, NJ 07110 Tel: 973-661-4362 / Fax: 973-661-4807

That’s right! You can now check us out on Facebook. Just go to and friend us @Welcome to NJNEOA. You’d be amazed how many old friends from throughout the years you might have worked with you will find there. It’s also an easy way to keep in touch with what’s going on in the Association. So if even you’re not a Facebook fanatic, sign up today and become a friend of the NJNEOA.

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