In the wake of terror attacks in Elizabeth and Seaside Park, New Jersey State Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) will introduce legislation requiring local law enforcement to work with state agencies to develop security plans to preserve public safety during events that attract large crowds.
Senator Singer’s bill would require state agencies, such as Homeland Security, to work with local law enforcement to develop a procedural agenda to protect the public during large events, such as races, festivals and sporting events. Under the bill, all municipalities, public and nonpublic schools must adhere to the established protocol, unless the Governor determines the mandate is no longer necessary.
“No one should ever have to endure what Sarri went through and continues to cope with years after the attack she was lucky to survive,” Senator Singer said. “This bill should have bipartisan support, and I look forward to working with legislative leadership on both sides of the aisle to fast-track a hearing on this desperately needed measure. Clearly, we cannot wait a moment longer to enact this lifesaving bill.”