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January 28, 2016

A recently released report for the year 2014 of internal investigations of the New Jersey State Police showed that there were 720 incidents, or complaints, involving officers that year. This represented a 10 percent increase over 2013. There were also nearly 1.5 million contacts between the state police and citizens, and there were 2,584 sworn members of the force.

Most of the complaints (417) involved administrative issues that were filed internally against the officers. There were 219 complaints of misconduct and one review of a shooting incident. Among the misconduct complaints were 49 for excessive force. No disciplinary actions were issued as a result of those complaints. The report also stated that the department received 600 compliments.

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