Extreme Risk Protection Orders
New Jersey has become the first state to issue a Directive to Enforce New Jersey’s “Extreme Risk” Gun Safety Law.
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal issued the directive to law enforcement officers implementing an “extreme risk” gun safety law. The directive, which applies to all 36,000 law enforcement officers in New Jersey, will make it easier for officers to keep firearms away from individuals who present a significant risk of harming themselves or others. It will guide and directs New Jersey’s law enforcement officers on the proper implementation of the state’s Extreme Risk Protective Order “ERPO” Act of 2018, which took effect on September 1, 2019.
The new law creates a process through which a family or household member, or a law enforcement officer, may apply for an order against a person who presents a significant danger of bodily injury to himself or others by possessing or purchasing a firearm. Issuance of an ERPO prohibits individual from possessing or purchasing a firearm or ammunition and from holding any firearms identification cards or permits. This Directive gives every law enforcement officer in New Jersey the tools and knowledge they need to intervene before it’s too late.
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