There is a measure that has been working its way through the NJ legislature that would force new hires for NJ police officers and firefighters to reside in the town where they work. On the show today (6/30), the NJPBA President Pat Colligan called in to discuss why this would be a bad idea.President Colligan discussed how this would affect new police officers and firefighters and how it would be virtually impossible for new hires to be forced to live in the towns where they work. The reasons why this wouldn't work  range from financial feasibility to safety for the employees and their families.

The bill would require any applicant for employment to reside in the town for at least 5 years of his or her employment.

Listen to the interview with NJPBA President Pat Colligan in the YouTube clip below, then take out poll and let us know what you think about residency requirements for NJ police officers and firefighters.

Do you think new hires for police or paid firefighters should be forced to live in the town where they work?