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Camden, N.J., Hires Back 30% of Laid-Off Officers

March 17, 2011  | 

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.

Read the full story at NJ.com.

Related:

Violent Crime Spikes in Camden Since Police Layoffs

Camden Officers Begin Turning In Badges, Guns

Tags: Hiring Initiatives, Camden (N.J.) PD, Officer Layoffs


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