The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) on Jan. 8 released the new Uniform State Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Education and Law Enforcement Officials.

All schools are required to adopt and implement this revised MOA for the 2018-2019 school year. A copy of the updated MOA, guidance for the annual review procedures, summary of the revisions, and frequently asked questions are available here.

The annual review of the MOA provides the opportunity for school and law enforcement officials to reaffirm their commitment to work collaboratively as partners, discuss the effectiveness of current processes, and revise procedures as needed. It is important for school officials to be familiar with this agreement and how it supports safe learning environments.

Should you have additional questions, please email the NJDOE’s Office of Student Support Services.