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New Jersey police on heightened alert during Pride Month celebrations, AG reports

TRENTON, NJ — In a proactive step to improve security for the upcoming Pride celebrations, New Jersey law enforcement officials met with leaders and allies in the LGBTQ+ community today to discuss safety strategies. This meeting, which the Chief Law Enforcement Executive called a privilege, underscores the commitment to protecting the rights and safety of the LGBTQ+ community across the state.

While there are currently no specific threats to New Jersey, the state's law enforcement is vigilant due to global threats to LGBTQ+ communities. With increased awareness and detailed security planning, officials aim to ensure Pride celebrations are both safe and inclusive.

The Chief Law Enforcement Executive acknowledged the recent challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community and stressed the importance of unity and support during this year's Pride. The increased police presence at Pride events is intended as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and confidence of all participants.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to speak with their local police chiefs and district attorneys to discuss their plans and concerns regarding the upcoming celebrations. New Jersey law enforcement is actively reaching out to community organizations to offer support and ensure a happy and safe Pride month.

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