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2021 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive 2021-10 | Oct 5, 2021
Directive Establishing Statewide Gun Violence Reduction Task Force

AG Directive 2021-9 | Jul 15, 2021
Directive Establishing Protocol for Undercover Audio Recordings by Investigators Working on Civil Matters

AG Directive 2021-8 | Jun 29, 2021
Directive Addressing History of Anti-LGBTQ+ Enforcement Actions by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)

AG Directive 2021-7 | Jun 25, 2021
Revising Law Enforcement Training Requirements for 2021

AG Directive 2021-6 | Jun 09, 2021
Directive Regarding Public Disclosure of the Identities of Officers Who Commit Serious Disciplinary Violations

AG Directive 2021-5 | May 25, 2021
Directive On Use Of Body Worn Cameras

AG Directive 2021-5 – Body Worn Camera Policy | May 25, 2021

AG Directive 2021-4 | Apr 19, 2021
Directive Revising Statewide Guidelines Concerning the Waiver of Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Non-Violent Drug Cases

AG Directive 2021-3 | Apr 06, 2021
Directive Addressing Sexual Misconduct by Licensed Professionals and Applicants

AG Directive 2021-2 | Mar 30, 2021
Directive Protecting Tenants from Illegal Evictions

AG Directive 2021-1 | Feb 22, 2021
Directive instructs state, county, and municipal prosecutors to dismiss charges pending as of February 22, 2021 for any marijuana offense that is no longer illegal under state law.

2020 Attorney General law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive 2020-14 | Dec 21, 2020
Directive Establishing Countywide Working Groups to Address Mental Health and Special Needs Populations and Creating a Framework for Coordination with State Partners

AG Directive 2020-13 | Dec 21, 2020
Directive Revising Use of Force Policy and Procedures

AG Directive 2020-12 | Dec 03, 2020
Directive Establishing Policies, Practices, and Procedures to Promote Juvenile Justice Reform

AG Directive 2020-11 | Oct 09, 2020
Directive Regarding Testimony of Jailhouse Informants

AG Directive 2020-10 | Oct 08, 2020
Directive Codifying Protocols for Communications with the Office of the Governor and the Legislature

AG Directive 2020-9 | Oct 06, 2020
Directive Establishing “Statewide Handle With Care” Program

AG Directive 2020-8 | Aug 28, 2020
Directive Modifying Requirements of Mandatory Random Law Enforcement Drug Testing Program in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

AG Directive 2020-7 | Aug 28, 2020
Directive Revising Internal Affairs Policy & Procedures (supersedes AG Directive 2019-5)

Directive 2020-6 | Jun 19, 2020
Directive Requiring Public Disclosure of the Identities of Department’s Officers Who Committed Serious Disciplinary Violations Since 2000

AG Directive 2020-5 | Jun 15, 2020
Directive Requiring Public Disclosure of the Identities of Officers Who Commit Serious Disciplinary Violations

AG Directive 2020-4 | May 08, 2020
Directive Revising Firearms Qualification and Requalification Standards for New Jersey Law Enforcement

AG Directive 2020-3 | Apr 11, 2020
Directive Regarding Non-Prosecution of Healthcare Facilities and Professionals Adhering to Triage Protocols During COVID-19 Pandemic

AG Directive 2020-2-Deadlines | Mar 20, 2020
Directive Updating Certain Reporting, Training, and Certification Deadlines During COVID-19 Pandemic

AG Directive 2020-1 – REV. 4.11.20 | Apr 11, 2020
Directive Instructing Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers on the Appropriate Use of COVID-19 Information from Public Health Officers

2019 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive 2019-8 | Dec 04, 2019
Administrative Directive Codifying the Office of Public Integrity & Accountability (OPIA)

AG Directive 2019-7 | Dec 04, 2019
Directive Strengthening Oversight of Municipal Court Prosecutions

AG Directive 2019-6 | Dec 04, 2019
Directive Establishing County Policies to Comply with Brady v. Maryland and Giglio v. United States

AG Directive 2019-5| Dec 04, 2019
Directive Strengthening and Supplementing Internal Affairs Policy & Procedures (superseded by AG Directive 2020-7)

AG Directive 2019-4 | Nov 20, 2019
Directive Ensuring Independent Investigation of Criminal Cases Involving Police Use-of-Force or In-Custody Deaths (the “Independent Prosecutor Directive”)

AG Directive 2019-3 | Nov 20, 2019
Directive Governing Law Enforcement Interactions with Transgender Individuals

AG Directive 2019-2 | Aug 15, 2019
Directive to Enforce New Jersey’s “Extreme Risk” Gun Safety Law

AG Directive 2019-1 | Aug 06, 2019
Directive Promoting Law Enforcement Resiliency

2018 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive 2018-6 – Updated 9.27.19 | Nov 29, 2018
Directive Strengthening Trust Between Law Enforcement and Immigrant Communities

AG Directive 2018-5 – Updated 12.23.19 | Nov 26, 2018
Directive, Implementing Procedures and Protocols for Sexual Assault Response and Referrals

AG Directive 2018-4 | Aug 22, 2018
Collective Data Sharing Program

AG Directive 2016-7 – UPDATE | Mar 26, 2018
Guidelines for Dissemination of Investigative Tips and Leads
 

AG Directive 2018-3 | Mar 20, 2018
Statewide Mandatory Early Warning Systems

 
AG Directive 2018-2 | Mar 20, 2018
Statewide Mandatory Random Drug Testing
 

AG Directive 2018-1 | Mar 20, 2018
Law Enforcement Directive Concerning Public Release of Video Recordings Depicting Police Deadly Force Incidents

2017 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive 2017-2 | Nov 15, 2017
Modification of Attorney General’s “Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures”
(rev. July 2014) Mandatory Notification to Complainant.

AG Directive 2016-6 v3.0 – REVISION | Sep 28, 2017
Modification of Directive Establishing Interim Policies, Practices and Procedures to Implement Criminal Justice Reform Pursuant to P.L. 2015, c. 31.

AG Directive 2016-6 v2.0 – REVISION | May 24, 2017
Modification of Directive Establishing Interim Policies, Practices, and Procedures to Implement Criminal Justice Reform Pursuant to P.L. 2015, c. 31.

AG Directive 2017-1 | Jan 25, 2017
Prevention of Victim and Witness Intimidation.

2016 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive 2016-7 (Updated 3.26.18) | Nov 2, 2016
Clarifies that when local law enforcement agencies receive tips about suspicious activity related to terrorism or threatened acts of violence, including violence directed at schools, they must immediately notify both their County Terrorism Coordinators and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), which, in turn, shall immediately share such reports with the FBI.

AG Directive 2016-6 | Oct 11, 2016
Directive Establishing Interim Policies, Practices, and Procedures to Implement Criminal Justice Reform Pursuant to P.L. 2014, e. 31

AG Directive 2016-5 | Oct 4, 2016
Law Enforcement Directive Establishing a Community-Law Enforcement Affirmative Relations Continuing Education Institute

AG Directive 2016-4 | Apr 8, 2016
Law Enforcement Directive Concerning Uniform Statewide Practices and Procedures for Issuing Firearms Purchaser Identification Cards, Handgun Purchase Permits, and Permits to Carry Handguns

AG Directive 2016-3 | Mar 3, 2016
Directive Revising the Attorney General Supplemental Policy on Conducted Energy Devices

AG Directive 2016-2 | Mar 1, 2016
Uniform Guidelines on the Pretrial Intervention Program

AG Directive 2016-1 | Feb 17, 2016
Automated Deconfliction of Planned Law Enforcement Operations and Investigations

2015 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive 2015-1 | Jul 28, 2015
Law Enforcement Directive Regarding Police Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) and Stored BWC Recordings

AG Directive 2006-5 | Jul 28, 2015
Supplemental Law Enforcement Directive Regarding Uniform Statewide Procedures and Best Practices for Conducting Police-Use-of-Force Investigations

2014 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

Requiring Prosecutorial and Judicial Approval of Proactive Use of Probationers to Conduct Law Enforcement Investigations | November 26, 2014

AG Directive No. 2014-2 | Oct 28, 2014
Concerning Heroin and Opiate Investigations/Prosecutions

Clarification of “Graves Act” 2008 Directive with Respect to Offenses Committed by Out-of-State Visitors From States Where Their Gun-Possession Conduct Would Have Been Lawful | September 23, 2014

AG Directive No. 2014-1 | Sep 8, 2014
Law Enforcement Directive to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of the Sports Wagering Act’s Exemption from Criminal Liability for the Operation of Sports Pools by Casinos and Racetracks, and Formal Opinion Addressing the Effects of Law Enforcement Directive 2014-1 on the Sports Wagering Act’s Exemption from Civil Liability for the Operation of Sports Pools by Casinos and Racetracks

AG Directive No. 2011-1 – REVISION | Jul 10, 2014
Revisions to Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive 2011-1 and the “Attorney Generals Guidelines for the Retention of Evidence” on Procedures for Retaining Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence (SAFE) Hold Kits and Extending the Time for Victims to Decide Whether to Report the Crime and Release Collected Forensic Evidence to Law Enforcement

AG Directive No. 2011-1 – REVISION | Jun 11, 2014
Revisions to Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive 2011-1 and the “Attorney Generals Guidelines for the Retention of Evidence” to Authorize the Expedited Post-Conviction Destruction of Excess Quantities of Seized Controlled Dangerous Substances

2013 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2013-1 | Jun 25, 2013
Directive to Ensure Uniform Statewide Enforcement of the “Overdose Prevention Act”

2012 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2012-2 | Jul 12, 2012
Investigation of Human Trafficking

AG Directive No. 2012-1 | May 24, 2012
Notification of Out-of-State Law Enforcement Operations Conducted Within New Jersey

2011 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2011-2 | May 27, 2011
Attorney General Directive Regarding Retention and Transmittal of Contemporaneous Notes of Witness Interviews and Crime Scenes

AG Directive No. 2011-1 | Jan 6, 2011
Attorney General Guidelines for the Retention of Evidence (supersedes Directive 2010-1)
Revised June 11 and July 10, 2014

2010 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

Directive No. 2010-5 | Dec 3, 2010
Law Enforcement Directive Promulgating Attorney Guidelines for the Use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) and Stored ALPR Data
November 18, 2015 Revision to Attorney General Guidelines for the Use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) and Stored ALPR Data Concerning Data Retention Period

2009 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2009-1 | Jan 5, 2009
Restrictions on Use of Polygraph Examinations

2008 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2008-4 | Dec 1, 2008
Child Abduction Response Team

AG Directive No. 2008-3 | Nov 20, 2008
Submission of Information Into the ViCAP Datatbase

AG Directive No. 2008-2 | Mar 31, 2008
Guidelines for Stationhouse Adjustment of Juvenile Delinquency Offenses – Revises and Replaces AG Law Enforcement Directive 2005-4

AG Directive No. 2008-1 | Mar 18, 2008
Submission and Analysis of Information Relating to Seized and Recovered Firearms

2007 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2007-3 (REPEALED AND SUPERSEDED by Directive No. 2018-6.) | Aug 22, 2007
Immigration

AG Directive No. 2007-2 | Jul 18, 2007

AG Directive No. 2007-1 | Jul 13, 2007
School Security

2006 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2006-5 | Dec 13, 2006
Use of Force by Law Enforcement
Revised July 28, 2015

AG Directive No. 2006-4 | Oct 10, 2006
Superseding Directive Regarding Electronic Recordation of Stationhouse Interrogations (see also 2006-2)

AG Directive No. 2006-3 | Mar 7, 2006
Notice to Replace Body Armor Vests Containing Zylon®

AG Directive No. 2006-2 | Jan 17, 2006
Superseding Directive Regarding Electronic Recordation of Stationhouse Interrogations (see also 2006-4)
Memorialization of Electronic Recordation of Custodial Interrogation of Suspect in Custodial Station House Setting
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AG Directive No. 2006-1 | Jan 10, 2006
New Jersey Forensic Science Commission

2006 Attorney General Administrative Directives

AG Directive No. 2006-1 | Jan 17, 2006
Establishing the Office of State Police Affairs within the Department of Law and Public Safety

2005 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2005-5 | Dec 20, 2005
Establishing Uniform Statewide Procedures for Implementing the VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) System

AG Directive No. 2005-4 | Dec 7, 2005
Guidelines for Stationhouse Adjustment of Juvenile Delinquency Offenses – Replaced by No. 2008-2

AG Directive No. 2005-3 | Oct 3, 2005
Establishing a Statewide Training Policy on the Safe Return Program to Recover Lost Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders

AG Directive No. 2005-2 | Sep 22, 2005
Mandatory Training for All Law Enforcement Officers in the State of NJ for National Incident Management System Courses

AG Directive No. 2005-1 | Jun 28, 2005
Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive NO. 2005-1: Establishing an official statewide police defining and prohibiting the practice of RACIALLY-INFLUENCED POLICING”
Added 12.20.05 clarification to 2005-1
Directive to Prevent Racial, Ethnic and Religious Profiling in the Course of Conducting Counter-Terrorism Investigations and Intelligence Collection.

2005 Attorney General Administrative Directives

Attorney General Administrative Directive 2005-2 | Jan 4, 2005
Establishing an Official Statewide Policy Requiring Adoption of the Attorney General’s Computer Crime Task Force
Memo from the Attorney General – Directive 2005-2

2004 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2004-4 | Oct 29, 2004
Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive NO. 2004-4: Standardization of External Audits of County Prosecutor’s Office Forfeiture Funds.

AG Directive No. 2004-3 | Oct 12, 2004
Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2004-3 – Mandatory Training for all Law Enforcement Officers in the State of New Jersey in the following Domestic Security Preparedness Courses: Incident Command System (ICS-100), Hazmat Awareness, Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness, Counter-Terrorism Awareness

AG Directive No. 2004-2 | Oct 8, 2004
Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2004-2 Joint Crash Investigative Protocol

AG Directive 2004-1 | Feb 20, 2004
Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive NO. 2004-1 replaces Directive NO. 2001-5 John’s Law


DWI Enforcement

Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2004-1 (John’s Law): effective Feb 20, 2004, Replacing Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2001-5, July 31, 2001


NJMVC Standard Refusal Statements
PROSECUTION OF DWI & REFUSAL VIOLATIONS Issued January 24, 2005
These Guidelines replace all previously issued memoranda from the Division of Criminal Justice or the Attorney General, regarding the Standard (Refusal) Statements for DWI refusal, CDL/DWI refusal and OVWI refusal.

DWI Penalty Table

NJMVC Standard Refusal Statement for Operators of a Motor Vehicle – N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2(e), last revised April 26, 2004.
See April 26, 2004, Letter-Memorandum to All Law Enforcement Executives Revised Standard Refusal Statement.
DMV Standard Refusal Statement for Operators of a Motor Vehicle– N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2(e) effective 07/01/2012


NJMVC Standard Refusal Statement for Operators of a Commercial Motor Vehicle – N.J.S.A. 39:3-10.24e, last revised February 1, 2001.
See January 8, 2001, Letter-Memorandum to All Law Enforcement Executives, Re: Revised DMV Standard (Refusal) Statements for Persons Arrested for DWI, N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.2(e) and/or CDL/DWI, N.J.S.A. 39:3-10.24e.
DMV Standard Refusal Statement for Operators of a Commercial Motor Vehicle-N.J.S.A. 39:3-10.24e


NJMVC Standard Refusal Statement for Operators of Vessels – N.J.S.A. 12:7-55e, last revised July 2, 2004.
See July 2, 2004, Letter-Memorandum to All Law Enforcement Executives, Re: New OVWI 0.08% Per Se Offense & Revised Standard OVWI Refusal Statement, Lowering the Blood Alcohol limit, N.J.S.A 12:7-46, It also amended the OWI penalties for refusing to submit to chemical breath testing, N.J.S.A. 12:7-57.
DMV Standard Refusal Statement for Operators of Vessels– N.J.S.A. 12:7-55e

2002 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive | Dec 2, 2002
Use of Grand Jury Subpoenas to Compel Hospitals to Produce Medical Records

AG Directive No. 2002-2–Form | Aug 23, 2002
“Search Warrant Application Form”

Memo – Required Procedures | Aug 22, 2002
Required Procedures to Facilitate Admissibility of Sworn Laboratory Certificates Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-19

AG Directive No. 2002-2 | Aug 8, 2002
Approval of Search Warrant Applications, Execution of Search Warrants, and Procedures to Coordinate Investigative Activities Conducted by Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies

AG Directive No. 2002-1 | May 7, 2002
Drug Offender Restraining Order Act of 1999, As Amended and Supplemented By P.L. 2001, C. 365–Forms For Use By Law Enforcement Agencies–Effective Date: May 7, 2002

2001 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2001-7 | Dec 7, 2001
Establishment of the Attorney General Advisory Committee in the Department of Law and Public Safety, effective December 20, 2001

AG Directive No. 2001-6 | Nov 27, 2001
Procedures for the Uniform Investigation of Serious Violent Crimes Occurring on Premises of any Facility run by the Dept. of Human Services

No Appearance/No Waiver Plea Agreements – Jun 2001

AG Directive No. 2001-4 | Mar 29, 2001
Implementation of the New Jersey Safe Haven Infant Protection Act

AG Directive No. 2001-3 | Mar 29, 2001
NJSP Bureau of Identification Conducting CCH/III Background Checks

AG Directive No. 2001-2 | Mar 22, 2001
Juvenile Justice Commission Monitoring of Municipal Lockups-Juvenile Admissions Log
***Please Note****Juvenile Justice Commission’s JJDP Monitoring Unit phone number has changed from (609) 530-5005 to (609)341-5071.

AG Directive No. 2001-1
Only applicable to Division of Criminal Justice

2000 Attorney General Law Enforcement Directives

AG Directive No. 2000-5 | Dec 8, 2000
Temporary Suspension of Enforcement of N.J.S.A. 39:3-33 For Vehicles Equipped with Exterior Mounted E-Z Pass Tag

Rescission of January 24, 2000 Directive | Oct 30, 2000
(Expired Inspection Stickers)

AG Directive No. 2000-1 Revised
Shooting Directive
Replaced by AG Directive 2006-5

AG Directives 2000-3 and 2000-4 | Sep 19, 2000
Regarding Seizure of Weapons From Law Enforcement Officers Involved in Domestic Violence Incidents

AG Directive No. 2000-2 | Aug 4, 2000
Consent Decree with U.S. Dist. Ct. Directive

Negotiating Cases Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-12

Brimage Guidelines | Nov 18, 2004

  • Application Note 1
    Eligibility for “Open” Standardized Waiver Offer When the Aggregate Amount of Drugs Involved Is Not Documented (See Section 6.5.1)
  • Application Note 2
    Ineligibility for Standardized Waiver Offer Where the Defendant at the
    Time of the Present Offense Was Participating in a Pretrial Intervention (PTI) or Conditional Discharge Program (See Section 6.4.1(5))

No Appearance/No Waiver Plea Agreements | Jun 11, 2001

AG Directive No. 1998-1 | May 14, 1998
Negotiating Cases Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-12

AG Guidelines for Negotiating Cases Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-12 | May 20, 1998

Application Notes to AG Directive and AG Guidelines for Negotiating Cases Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-12 – Revised | May 15, 2000

Supplemental Directive Revising the Attorney General Guidelines For Negotiating Cases Under N.J.S.A. 2C:35-12  | Sep 3, 1999

May 1999 Revisions to AG Directive 1998-1–Prosecuting Cases Under CDRA–Section 9 Amendment – Revised | May 17, 1999

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