NJFOP President Robert W. Fox is thrilled to announce that due to our State Lodge’s fierce opposition to Senate Bill 685, the Senate was forced to hold the legislation during yesterday’s session. On Monday, June 21, the Senate was set to vote on the bill that would permit municipal, county and regional police and fire forces to establish five-year residency requirements for police officers and firefighters. While the bill was posted for a vote, the Senate fell short of the votes needed to pass it yesterday.
NJFOP will continue to push back on this legislative initiative because we believe there could be consequences for police officers and their families by limiting where they can live. We maintain that the decision for every resident in this country as to where he or she wants to live should be a personal one. We further believe that police officers should enjoy the same rights.