Camden, NJ, Losing Its Police Department to Budget Cuts

Camden, NJ, Losing Its Police Department to Budget Cuts

We've brought you up to speed on the situation in Camden, NJ; now, one of the 10 most dangerous cities in the U.S. is losing its police department in an attempt to free up millions of dollars. It's not as if all authority will be lost, however—a new, non-union division of the Camden County Police will oversee the city. 

Less than half of the 460 police officers from the Camden Police Department will transfer to the new division, while the laid-off officers will train their replacements. Talk about a slap in the face. New Jersey governor Chris Christie believes this move will "provide a huge increase in the number of police officers on the streets," but Camden Fraternal Order of Police President John Williamson dismissed the county level enforcement as "unproven and untested."

As nearby Barrington, NJ, police chief believes this decision could be a "disaster waiting to happen."

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[via NY Daily News]

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