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Christie Sends N.J. State Police to Camden

December 13, 2011  | 

Gov. Christie ordered a state police surge Monday in Camden to help curb a jump in crime amid sharp cutbacks in the city's police force.

State officials would not say how many more troopers would join a contingent that has been working in the city, when they would arrive, and how long they would stay.

The reinforcements came after calls to the state by Mayor Dana L. Redd and Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk for assistance for the police force, which suffered massive layoffs in January.

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Tags: Crime Trends, Officer Layoffs, Camden (N.J.) PD, New Jersey State Police


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SP6468 @ 12/14/2011 8:27 AM

Gov. Christie, should go on patrol/a ride along with the Troopers and Camden officers. The Governor believes law enforcement officers salaries and their pensions are way too high. It should be noted that NJ State Police Executive Protection Troopers are 24 hour security for himself and his family....

Rick @ 12/14/2011 8:45 AM

If they want to curb crime, they should promote CCW for citizens. For the cost of a bullet or two, citizens can protect themselves and help curb crime.

SP6468 @ 12/14/2011 12:06 PM

Rick, I agree. NJ is considered a "shall issue" state if I'm not mistaken. However, NJ is ultra-LIBERAL and I don't see good, law-abiding citizens being able to carry out their 2nd Amendment right of conceiled carry..

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