The Camden, N.J., Police Department plans to hire 50 officers through the summer, following deep public safety cuts that resulted in the layoff of half of the 370-member force in January, reports NJ.com.
Camden Mayor Dana Redd announced she would use $2.5 million paid to the city by the South Jersey Port Corp. and federal grants to hire back the officers, along with 15 firefighters.
Violent crime in Camden rose 19% following the layoffs, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office.
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