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.

The salaries of the rehired officers will be covered by a COPS grant, which is good for three years.

Last week, a document slipped under the door of John Williamson, president of FOP Lodge 1, apparently gave a suggested timeline for the elimination of the department in favor of a countywide police department.

A new department could be established as soon as June 27, and the Camden PD could be eliminated by Sept. 26.

Source: Courier Post

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