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Camden NJ, Fires Entire Police Force; Why Cities are Going Bankrupt

Roy323 Wrote: Aug 11, 2012 1:09 AM
anon-TOTALLY AGREE! However, I WILL suggest that both you and I make every effort to remain Anonymous-what say U?

In an effort to rein in costs, the city of Camden NJ will fire its entire 270 member police force and instead will use Camden County officers.

Mayor Dana Redd and Police Chief Scott Thomson noted that for the same price, Camden can have 400 county officers on staff. That is nearly a 50% increase in the number of officers for the same price.

Of course the unions are howling.

In these cases, the county typically hires most or...

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