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New Jersey Officer Who Staged Shooting Denied Pension

May 6, 2014
A former police sergeant in Camden, N.J., who arranged for his wife to shoot him in the leg in order to receive a disability pension has been denied in his quest to collect one.

Camden County Police Take Over, City Agency Disbanded

May 2, 2013
A new county police force formally took over law enforcement duties in Camden, N.J., Wednesday, as one of America's most dangerous cities dissolved its municipal police force.

Camden County Officers Begin Patrolling City

April 9, 2013
The first wave of officers from the newly constituted Camden County Police Department's Metro Division hit the streets Monday to curb violent crime, rampant drug dealing, and prostitution in one of the country's most dangerous jurisdictions.

Pa. Couple Who Stole 2 Cruisers Charged

March 7, 2013
New Jersey authorities slapped a Philadelphia couple with multiple charges Wednesday for leading police on a high-speed pursuit with two stolen cruisers in two states.

Video: Suspects Arrested After Two Pursuits In Stolen Squads

March 5, 2013
A Camden Police officer had pulled over a vehicle with a man and a woman in front of the Police Administration Building at about 9:50 a.m. and was writing a ticket, when the suspects struck him and jumped into his patrol car.

Camden County Police Vote Postponed

January 25, 2013
Camden (N.J.) Police officers opted to put off a vote on terms offered for jobs on a new Camden County-run force, according to two officers who attended a closed-door union meeting Thursday evening.

Camden Begins Dissolving Force for County Police

January 4, 2013
Local officials can now begin dismantling the Camden (N.J.) Police Department and setting up a new county police agency they say will better serve one of the nation's most crime-ridden cities.

Camden To Rely on Unarmed 'Police Aides'

October 23, 2012
The aides—unarmed, uniformed civilians without arrest powers—will be trained to collect evidence at crime scenes, respond to radio calls for nonviolent crimes, and relieve officers so they can complete reports once a scene is safe.

N.J. Police Investigate 'Wet' In Fatal Attacks On Children

September 5, 2012
A Camden, N.J. man was charged with murder for allegedly slashing the throat of a 6-year-old Camden boy. Police say he told investigators he was smoking a combination of marijuana and PCP, known as "Wet," just before the killing.

Camden Police Union Fights Dismantling of Agency

August 13, 2012
The president of the union representing Camden (N.J.) Police officers promised to fight a plan to layoff the entire force and form a county police agency, calling the initiative "ill-conceived."

Camden To Replace Municipal Cops with County Officers

December 14, 2011
Camden, N.J., Mayor Dana Redd is pressing forward with a county takeover of policing to address a crime spike that followed police layoffs.

Christie Sends N.J. State Police to Camden

December 13, 2011
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.

Camden Police Director Resigns After Council Nixes Appointment

August 11, 2011
Camden's Mayor Dana Redd hired Lanuel J. Ferguson, a high-ranking member of the New Jersey State Police, in July and agreed to pay him a $100,000 salary. The City Council refused to confirm him as police director and members said the money could be better used to hire back patrol officers who were laid off earlier this year.

Officer Layoffs: Two Lives

August 5, 2011

Two officers share their stories of how they dealt with being laid off by their agencies.

Officer Layoffs: Getting a Pink Slip

August 5, 2011

Law enforcement layoff stories are plentiful in fiscally hard-hit regions like the Rust Belt, but no area of the country is immune. Sworn officers from Sun Belt cities like Tulsa and Phoenix have also grappled with budget cuts. Some cities manage budgets by cutting overtime, contracting out internal affairs investigations, cutting civilian positions, and gutting special units.

Camden Rehires 19 Cops, Memo Outlines Dismantling of Agency

May 24, 2011
Nineteen officers rejoined the Camden (N.J.) Police Department on Tuesday, as the police union's president questioned a memo outlining the dismantling of the agency in favor of county law enforcement.

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

March 17, 2011
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 Spikes in Camden Since Police Layoffs

March 8, 2011
Two months after Camden, N.J., laid off 160 police officers, city prosecutors have released a sobering report showing a dramatic rise in violent crime in the drug-and-crime-ridden city of 80,000 residents, the Associated Press reports.

Camden Officers Begin Turning In Badges, Guns

January 17, 2011
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.

Nashville PD Recruits Camden Officers To Be Laid Off

December 16, 2010
A Nashville PD recruiter met with 20 Camden officers on Wednesday and said other departments will likely try to hire the officers. Camden is planning to lay off up to 180 officers from its 370-member force on Jan. 18.
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