Senator SHIRLEY K. TURNER
District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)
Senator PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.
District 18 (Middlesex)
Assemblyman GORDON M. JOHNSON
District 37 (Bergen)
Assemblywoman VALERIE VAINIERI HUTTLE
District 37 (Bergen)
Assemblyman BENJIE E. WIMBERLY
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Senators Beck, Ruiz, Assemblywomen Rodriguez-Gregg, Pinkin, Assemblyman DeAngelo, Assemblywoman Mosquera, Assemblyman Rooney and Assemblywoman Pintor Marin
Establishes sexual assault training requirements for law enforcement officers.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As reported by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on June 15, 2017, with amendments.
An Act concerning sexual assault training for law enforcement officers1[,]1 and supplementing Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. The Division of Criminal Justice shall develop 1or approve1 a training course and curriculum for law enforcement officers on the handling, investigation1,1 and response procedures for reports of sexual assault. This training course and curriculum shall be reviewed at least every two years by the 1[Division of Criminal Justice] division1 and modified as need may require. The 1[Division of Criminal Justice] division1 shall 1[distribute] make1 the curriculum 1available1 to all 1[local police] law enforcement1 agencies 1in the State1.
b. The Attorney General shall be responsible for ensuring that all law enforcement officers complete1[:
(1) initial training within 90 days of appointment or transfer; and
(2)]1 in-service training 1[of at least four hours biennially thereafter.
c. The Division of Criminal Justice shall ensure that all training] triennially1 on the handling of sexual assault matters 1[includes information concerning the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, established pursuant to P.L.2001, c.81 (C.52:4B-50 et seq.), and the availability of local support programs for the victims of sexual assault]1.
2. This act shall take effect on the first day of the 1[fourth] seventh1 month 1next1 following 1the date of1 enactment.