The careers of five brave police officers are under threat. July 3rd a termination hearing is scheduled for Officer Alex Perez, a 20 year veteran officer and PBA rep. Another officer has received a notice he will also be terminated and 3 other Kean University police officers are facing long term suspensions. Per NJ State Campus Police PBA Local 278 the charges against these officers are a cover for retaliation against hard working police officers. Officers who are striving to uphold the law and protect the students and faculty of Kean University despite being undercut and betrayed. The acts these officers took include notifying the local prosecutor of potential crimes committed by civilian supervisors and trying to uphold their rights per the terms of their labor contract. Despite years of meritorious service their careers and livelihoods are in peril. Additionally, the safety of the students and faculty at Kean could be impacted by the removal of these officers from an already small force.
Here’s how you can help:
If you will be in the area please show up to the hearing for termination of 20 year veteran Officer Alex Perez to show support. The hearing is scheduled for July 3 at 10:00am located at Kean University 1000 Morris Ave, administration building, 2nd floor, Union, NJ 07083.
Whether you will attend the hearing or not you can help by emailing or calling the following and requesting an investigation of the treatment of Kean University police officers:
NJ State Senator Cryan (former Undersheriff of Union County) SenCryan@njleg.org 908-624-0880
NJ State Attorney General Gurbir Singh Grewal 609-292-4925
Acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport firstname.lastname@example.org 908-527-4500
Also email or call the following and request a stay of disciplinary proceedings until investigations are completed:
President Farahi email@example.com 908-737-7000
Public Safety Director Farsi firstname.lastname@example.org 908-737-4843
Labor Counsel Green email@example.com 908-737-3233