NJ Spotlight News

New police recruits to aid Newark anti-violence initiatives

Clip: 12/14/2021 | 3m 36s | Video has closed captioning.

Amid an increase in gun violence and crime in Newark, more than 100 recruits are joining the Newark Police Academy, to help shore up a force that lost many during the pandemic. “We had the coronavirus pandemic hit the department hard. We had nine members pass away; we had dozens of other officers retire ... So the department was depleted in strength,” said Director of Public Safety Brian O'Hara.

Aired: 12/14/21

Rating: NR

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