The department has 23,618 followers
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, May 13
OK, so maybe it's not trending right now, but chances are, it soon will be. The New Jersey State Police ranked second among state police agencies nationally in terms of Twitter followers, according to statistics recently released by the IACP Center for Social Media. The agency has 23,618 followers, trailing only the Massachusetts State Police, which had a whopping 62,493 followers, as of April 30. The Texas Department of Public Safety (18,787), the Ohio State Highway Patrol (13,587) and the Indiana State Police (13,466) round out the top five. As of Monday morning, May 13, the State Police had 23,932 followers and had sent out 991 tweets. However, with over eight million people in the state as of the 2012 Census, the State Police still …
Route 195 back open to traffic.
A motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10:48 a.m. Saturday has claimed the life of one person and injured another, according to Sgt. Adam Grossman, a state police spokesman. The accident occurred at milemaker 23.8. All lanes on I-195 westbound east of exit 22 - CR 638 in Jackson Township near the exit for Route 9 in Howell Township are now open, according to Jackson Township police. That westbound portion of the roadway was closed for approximately four hours during the accident investigation. The incident wreaked havoc with traffic on Route 9 in Howell Township, eyewitnesses report. No information was available as to the condition of the second motorist. Patch will update as more information becomes available.