TRENTON — State Police conducted statewide bus safety checkpoints on Friday.

"Anywhere there are buses there could be an inspection," State Police spokesman Lt. Ted Schafer told New Jersey 101.5. He said the inspections are part of a traffic safety and homeland security mission and the ongoing "See Something Say Something" campaign

All buses including commuter buses and interstate buses could be inspected by officers of the Motor Coach Compliance Safety Audit Review Unit. K9 units and officers from their hazardous materials are part of the inspection teams.

Officers will also hand out pamphlets explaining the importance of the reporting suspicious items and activity.

Police did not indicate the inspections were in connection with any particular investigation or concern.

"We do similar types of details like these statewide at different times. Sometimes they coincide with a holiday weekend, and sometimes they don’t," police said in a press statement. Rest assured that our mission, first and foremost, is to protect our residents, commuters, and people just passing through."

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