NJ State Police to Coordinate Motor Coach ChecksLast Edited:
On Friday, September 1st, the New Jersey State Police Transportation Safety Bureau with several other internal State units will be deploying troopers from the Motor Coach Compliance Safety Audit Review Unit (MCSARU) to enhance the safety of the motor coach industry.
In essence, troopers will be conducting statewide bus checks as part of their Traffic Safety and Homeland Security mission in a concerted effort to keep New Jersey citizens safe.
We want people to feel safe, so that’s why we’re giving you a heads-up.
"We want people to feel safe, so that’s why we’re giving you a heads-up," according to the New Jersey State Police. "We do similar types of details like these statewide at different times. Sometimes they coincide with a holiday weekend, and sometimes they don’t."
According to representatives from the State Police, they plan to "employ our mission" of protecting residents, commuters, and people just passing through by using initiatives such as community outreach, traffic details, target hardening details, and public service announcements (PSAs), to fully inform people of the possibility that their motor coach may be subjected to a surprise roadside inspection.
Troopers will also be handing out pamphlets, which will display important information regarding the See Something, Say Something program, which "is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement," according to the Department of Homeland Security.
For more information visit the New Jersey State Police Facebook page.
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