Should State Troopers be used to patrol individual towns? - KMSP-TV

Should State Troopers be used to patrol individual towns?

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Dozens of New Jersey State Troopers were reassigned last week and are now patrolling the streets of Newark as part of a program named TIDE-TAG.

The program was designed to thwart the amount of violent crimes taking place in the state’s largest city, following a record year of homicides that saw 111 residents slain.

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In July 2013 the state deployed the same program in Trenton as homicides and violent crimes skyrocketed in the early part of the year. Incidents decreased dramatically in Trenton after the program began.

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By: Jason Koestenblatt (Patch Editor)

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