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Posted on: September 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Cape May County Statement on New Jersey Attorney General Ending 287(g) Agreement

"I am disappointed by the decision today by the Attorney General's Office on the 287(g) program. We have been trying to work with the State because I believe this program is vital to the protection of our County residents and visitors. I have never been told in my 35 years in law enforcement not to work with another law enforcement agency. Working in connection with the Cape May County Freeholder Board, we plan to take this matter to court and I will take any avenue available to me to protect the residents of our County." - Sheriff Robert Nolan

"I can't say I am surprised by the decision by the Attorney General but believe me this is not the end of this story. We will take this matter all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. The 287(g) program protects Cape May County residents and as Freeholder Director, I will do what is in the best interests of our residents to protect them and I’m proud to work with Sheriff Nolan on this matter. We believe the AG does not have the authority to force us to violate our oath of office to comply with the Laws of the United States. “- Cape May County Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton

Contact: Denis Brown, Freeholder Aide


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