N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 4, Page 395

Wednesday, July 9, 1947 (Afternoon session)

ever you might call it - of being called out on strike duty, I can say this: that immediately following the arrival of the sheriff law and order was maintained, where the local law enforcement agencies failed. And I believe it is on the minds of the people the minute the sheriff appears on the scene, that law and order must be maintained, the same as any military unit appearing on the scene.

MR. WINNE: Well, it's interesting to hear you say that. My experience is, we send some county police, and one man in uniform is worth 40 or 50 fellows in civilian clothes. That's my experience in big strikes in Bergen County. I'm interested in knowing that you found that your people pay more attention to the sheriff.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: We're getting a little bit off the Judicial Article, although this is very interesting. I think the problem you mentioned, Mr. Winne, properly should be considered by other committees.

MR. WINNE: Well, the Constitution at present says nothing except that the sheriff shall be elected annually and shall not succeed himself. That's all the Constitution says now. I understand that.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: Any further questions of Mr. Campbell? ... Thank you very much. We appreciate your coming.

MR. CAMPBELL: Thank you for the opportunity.

VICE-CHAIRMAN: That's all we have for today. I assume you have no objections to recessing before 4 o'clock. We'll meet tomorrow morning.

(The session adjourned at 3:45 P. M.)

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