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A man threatening to jump off the George Washington Bridge blocked upper-level traffic Friday morning, and police were forced to make a high-risk rescue to snatch the squirming man before he fell. Port Authority police who are a big component of the CIT-NJ program received information around 10:15 a.m. about a man who planned to…

BLOOMINGDALE, NJ— A Bloomingdale CIT certified Police Officer was recognized Tuesday night for helping to save a suicidal man’s life. Sgt. Daniel Fletcher, a graduate of Passaic Counties CIT Class #60 was awarded with a plaque and a key to the city at Tuesday night’s town council meeting for how he handed a mental health…

WINSLOW – Every three weeks or so, Carol Foster drives from her Pennsauken apartment to see her 53-year-old son at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital. For 17 years, during their supervised visits, the pair shared his favorite takeout: stromboli, a slice of pizza or maybe shrimp lo mein and boneless ribs. She often shopped for him, and brought back his laundry…

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — We often think of police as crime fighters, not psychologists — but increasingly, the NYPD’s interactions are with people in extreme mental distress. On Friday, CBS2’s Maurice DuBois went behind the scenes at the police academy where new training pits actors against officers as they re-learned how to handle volatile encounters…

JANUARY 31, 2017 BY RENEE RANDAZZO New Jersey police officials have recently apprehended and charged a woman with attempted murder after she grabbed a five-year-old girl and threw in front of the train. In a press comment, the law enforcement authorities revealed that the woman has health issues and that the girl was uninjured, saved…

CAMDEN — Camden County Police Department (CCPD) Chief Scott Thomson’s meeting Monday with House Speaker Paul Ryan was a “thoughtful” and “straightforward” session tasked with talking modern policing techniques. Thomson, who alongside other top law enforcement officials from across the country, met with Ryan in Wisconsin and discussed de-escalation and other decision-making techniques as part of…

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BRICK – A blood-stained township man who proclaimed he was going to give police officers a “show” as they responded to a domestic violence call was arrested Saturday night after a brief stand-off, police said. During the terse situation, Anthony Veltry, 51, who was swigging from a bottle of alcohol, falsely warned officers he had…

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