At a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


States in this database with the most similarly-sized populations:

Full-time law enforcement staff in New Jersey

  • 576 Agencies
  • 38,760 Officers
  • 10,985 Civilian staff

OFFICERS PER 1000 RESIDENTS

  • 5.63 New Jersey
  • 2.3 National average

Counties we’re monitoring in New Jersey

Counties monitored in: New Jersey
Funding Misconduct and Settlements
County Population Grant funding found Military equipment value Consent decree Public misconduct database Settlements
No Counties monitored in state

Cities we’re monitoring in New Jersey

Cities monitored in: New Jersey
Funding Misconduct and Settlements
City Population Officers per 1000 people Grant funding found Military equipment value Consent decree Public misconduct database Settlements
Atlantic City 37999 5.97 $1,062,374.10 $86,514.71 No 1 settlement with undisclosed compensation to victims
Carteret 0 3.16 $0.00 $367,789.00 No 1 settlement with compensation totaling $595,000.00
Jersey City 262075 4.88 $15,360,426.00 $119,385.05 No None found
Millville 27721 3.19 $934,167.00 $21,244.00 No None found
Newark 281999 4.99 $24,897,362.39 $98,959.30 No None found
Trenton 83412 3.9 $9,251,208.12 $217,306.00 No None found
Wildwood 5042 10.39 $2,125,000.00 $198,291.20 No 1 settlement with compensation totaling $325,000.00

State-level police misconduct and settlements

Data was last updated January 25, 2022

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $95,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Please view city- and county-level settlements on their respective pages

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

The City of Millville agreed to a $95,000 settlement of a lawsuit accusing a police officer of falsely testifying before a grand jury.

Millville Police Officer, Albert Chard Jr., testified that he was dragged by David Carpenter’s pick-up truck. Chard’s testimony led to a grand jury indicting Carpenter for aggravated assault on a police officer and eluding a police officer. A surveillance camera nearby showed that Chard “was not dragged across the street and that Carpenter did absolutely nothing to support his being indicted by the grand jury.” Carpenter was emotionally distressed over the incident, rarely leaving his house due to being ashamed. He filed suit in 2018. The settlement was described as a “compromise” made by the city’s insurer “for the sole purpose of terminating the litigation.”

Compensation
$95,000.00