Salem County Prosecutor’s Office to Hold Community Meeting

The Salem County Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday evening will be hosting the first of several periodic Community Meetings.

The event will be held in the historic Old Courthouse at the corner of Market Street and East Broadway in downtown Salem at beginning at 6 p.m.

The periodic meetings are in collaboration with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and are part of Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal’s “Twenty-one County Community Policing Project,” an initiative to strengthen police-community relations.

Each Community Meeting will cover a specific law enforcement application or issue and will be an informational type presentation.

The first Salem County-sponsored presentation will provide information related to law enforcement’s investigative response to officer-involved shootings and use of deadly force.

The presentation Thursday evening will address how these sensitive investigations are conducted and will provide information regarding de-confliction and safeguards which have been implemented to ensure the interests of both citizens and the police are protected.

Specifically, the Uniform Statewide Procedures and Practices for Investigating and Reviewing Police Use of Force Incidents will be reviewed for the attendees.

The Prosecutor’s Office expects to have subsequent community meetings which will address opioids, illegal immigrant enforcement and bias crimes.

The public is encouraged to attend Thursday night’s meeting.