GARDEN STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

Rating: 2.58 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 64 Tennent NJ 07763 USA

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

SCAM. I work for a doctors office and my boss donated to this organization. One of my co-workers was pulled over and he gave the officer the card. The officer told him that this card is bogus and the organization is not legit. Unreal!

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Rating: 1 stars  

*** DO NOT DONATE TO GARDEN STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT ****
I received a phone call, on behalf of the doctor I work with, from "The State of New Jersey" yesterday afternoon. I took the call at the front desk and forwarded it to the doctor's back office. My doctor agreed to a donation in return for an ad, a plaque and other items. My doctor agreed to the donation over the phone and was told someone would be in to collect her check. She googled Garden State Law Enforcement and had hesitations to donating. This morning, she contacted me and stated not to have any one come in for donations. I contacted a local police officer in the town we work. He stated that only a little is donated to the cause and most of the donation is kept for the "Charity". I personally called the cell phone number my doctor was given by GSLEOA - the website offered no phone numbers - and left a message for them NOT to come to our office. Around 2 pm today we received a phone call from the "charity." I again told them not to come and told them I left a messge. Then around 4 pm a guy showed up at our office asking for the doctor. I AGAIN said that I left a message this morning, spoke w/someone on the phone - my doctor is not donating to them. About 10 minutes later we received an irate phone call asking if there is a check. I went over the fact that we left a message this morning, told the person that called around 2 and the person that walked in our office that the doctor is not donating. I told them not to call back about three times before they stopped talking and hung up.
This "Charity" gives a bad rap to other organizations trying to do good!

DO NOT DONATE TO THEM. THIS IS A LEGAL SCAM.
REAL LAW ENFORCEMENT DOES NOT SOLICIT OVER THE PHONE.
You'd be better off going to your local police website and donating to the PBA.

This scam artist group will call you and scare you by calling themselves "State of New Jersey" or "State Police" and then saying "Don't worry, you're not in trouble"
They are fast talking and keep saying that if you donate you'll get PBA cards to give to your friends and family.
They keep talking about going through green lights and stopping at reds. They will name drop your local chief of police even though they have no affiliation.
They'll give you sob stories about cop killers.
It's really shameful and give legit charities a bad name.
DO NOT DONATE TO THIS SCAM ARTIST RING.



If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

disband them and make them do community service.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

After being called I said I would donate but after looking at their own site and the dispersement of funds, it doesn't look like a lot goes out as compared to what they must be taking in.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make them state up front what salaries & expenses are and percentage per dollar of what gets paid out to charities.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I was called by the GSLEOA. The first two were at night and were hang-ups. The 3rd after a wait was a human being. He started being very coy about who he was calling for. I told him how the previous calls were handled and asked to be put on the don not call list. He argued, was rude, told me it was impossible - "it was just a computer". When i persisted he hung up rather than comply with the law.

Sounds like a high pressure scam to me.

Any doubt, follow this link, see its NJ Consumer Affairs page:

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charity/inquired/2012B/Garden%20State%20Law%20Enforcement%20Officers%20Assn.pdf

G in Morris County

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

70% goes towards fundraising expenses:

http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charity/inquired/2012B/Garden%20State%20Law%20Enforcement%20Officers%20Assn.pdf

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I checked the groups they claimed to donate to all of them replied that they were legit. they indeed do give financial aid to families of fallen officers throughout the state of new jersey although they are not directly linked to any local dept. this assoc is made up of police officers both active and retired from all over NJ.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

They call me every year and I make my normal $100 donation
Recently I inquired about them to the local police dept and they that are a good organization who has donated in the past to their dept and they do make large donations
So I will continue my support of them

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

This organization is nothing but a scam. Ask your local law enforcement officers if they benefit them or their colleagues, the unequivocal answer will be NO. If you're truly interested in supporting your law enforcement officers, and make a donation to your Local or State PBA. These telephonic thugs try to intimidate unwitting donors into a donation which ultimately fails to benefit a single copy or cop's family. Stay far far away. Do a simple Google search and read the multitude of stories about their scams before you let go of your hard earned money. I'm sure the only reason they're on this website is because they paid to be on here.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

They called me and were very nice and when I aske them questions about what they do with donations they seemed to know where everything was going. I checked with people they say they donated to and they had nothing but the best of compliments for them so I made a donation of $1,000.00

Was your donation impactful?

Unsure

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Likely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This group has always donated to help fallen officers families in the state of New Jersey and are always first to help those in need. They run a great golf fundraiser every other year. They are the BEST!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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