NJ Spotlight News

Newark welcomes social workers to police department

Clip: 08/27/2021 | 3m 28s | Video has closed captioning.

Newark is taking a new approach to the way it handles some emergencies. The city welcomed 10 social workers to its police department during a ceremony Wednesday for its latest officer recruits. The goal is to include social workers in responding to nonviolent calls to prevent them from escalating.

Aired: 08/27/21

Rating: NR

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