N.J. Police Union Warns of ‘Heightened Hostility’

TRENTON (AP) -

New Jersey’s statewide police union issued an email alert to the group’s 33,000 members Sunday warning them to take extra caution after two NYPD officers were murdered.

New Jersey State PBA Executive Vice President Marc Kovar said in the email that all members and officers should take extra caution, citing heightened hostility from nationwide protests that he says has led to a “fever pitch of anti-police sentiment.”

“This open hostility has created more tense encounters with officers even on routine incidents such as motor vehicle stops,” Kovar said.

Kovar also suggests that officers change up routines, including meal breaks, and wait for backup for any calls that appear out of the ordinary.