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Vermont troopers help patrol New Jersey

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, N.J. -

Troopers with the Vermont State Police are serving on the front lines in New Jersey.

The group of eleven is on the ground in the Garden State to support New Jersey State Police as they work to keep order following Hurricane Sandy.

The group arrived on Sunday afternoon and was sworn in by the state's attorney general.

The troopers are patrolling neighborhoods along the Jersey shore to show a police presence and prevent looting.

"Well, basically what we're doing is we're going out and we're going through all the neighborhoods where the houses were either demolished or they're not inhabitable, and we're trying to make sure that people see that the police have a presence there because there's been some looting and some thievery, and obviously a lot of the gas stations are closed, so people are siphoning gas out of other people's cars," Vt. State Trooper Todd Ambroz said.

The group is allowing New Jersey troopers to take time to check on their own homes.

The Vermont delegation is slated to be in New Jersey for at least a week.

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