Each life lost to violent crime is a horrible tragedy to the family and friends of the victims and the community at large. Our community will not tolerate this deadly outbreak and through its police department and local, state and federal law enforcement partners, we will push back against the violence.
I have met with our law enforcement partners and will continue to do so in order to form a joint operational task force specifically designed to proactively target violence and violent offenders. The use of technology, including the Real Time Crime Center and Shot Spotter, is key in our law enforcement efforts. Just recently, we’ve also been able to strengthen our Shooting Response Team thanks to the support of Sheriff Kemler and Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri. I will meet with Colonel Callahan and his staff at the N.J. State Police tomorrow, in addition to representatives of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. I will also be scheduling a meeting with the FBI. I will use every resource available to combat the crime in this City.