S 2590 S 2765 S 2766 S 2767
S2590 – Requires civil service examination for police and correctional police officers to include questions to identify implicit racial bias.
S2765 – Requires Civil Services Commission to undertake various initiatives to increase diversity and inclusivity within law enforcement agencies.
S2766 – Requires Civil Service Commission establish mentoring program for minority civil service law enforcement applicants.
S2767 – Establishes oversight database to aid in civil service hiring process for law enforcement officers; requires Statewide diversity analysis of law enforcement.
S2590 (Cryan, Gopal) S2765 (Sweeney, Rice) S2766 (Sweeney, Rice) S2767 (Sweeney, Rice) As educators, NJEA’s 200,000 members bear a great responsibility for shaping society. We work with children and young people as they are forming their values and world view. We have a duty and responsibility to work for a better and more just world for our students.
NJEA takes that duty very seriously and has consciously made it a core part of the organization’s mission as part of our advocacy for our members, our students and our public schools. As an organization, we are committed to using our collective voice to reveal and demand change to policies, programs, and practices that condone or ignore unequal treatment or create racist or cultural barriers upon which institutional racism is predicated.
Therefore, NJEA supports S2590, S2765, S2766 & S2767, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Senate to end racism in our schools and our state.