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Camden Officers Begin Turning In Badges, Guns

January 17, 2011  | 

By the end of Tuesday, about 160 Camden (N.J.) Police officers will have turned in their guns and police radios in one of the most dangerous cities in the nation, as a budget crunch grips the department.

Mayor Dana Redd and Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson have said the agency will continue to manage even though the approximately 370-member force was hacked in half, reports the Courier-Post.

The department has also shifted to 12-hour shifts to manage the lower staffing level.

Read the full story at CourierPostOnline.com.

Tags: Budget Cuts, Officer Layoffs, Camden (N.J.) PD


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David @ 1/20/2011 3:26 PM

I think that this town will have to minimize its police response. Crimes that are non violent in nature (Property crimes-Burglary to stealing)will have to be reported by other means such as online with no police response. With only half of the officers the officers that remain will have to concentrate on violent crimes and each others safety

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