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Tiny Florida Town Shuts Down Police Department

Alleged "speed trap" town of Waldo votes to get rid of its police department.

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Camden County Police On Patrol

New officers with the Camden County (N.J.) Police Department's Metro Division took over patrol duties from the now-disbanded Camden Police Department on Wednesday. Officials promised more boots on the ground to deal with the crime-plagued city. Read more here. Photos courtesy of Nicholas Henderson/Camden County.

Camden County Police Take Over, City Agency Disbanded

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

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.

Former Wash. Cop 'Failed' Polygraph, Sues Over Job Loss

A former Snohomish (Wash.) Police sergeant sued the county sheriff, after he was denied a job with the agency following a polygraph test.

Camden County Police Vote Postponed

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.

N.C. Town to Keep Own Police Force

Cherryville in Gaston County, N.C., will continue to have its own police force for now. The City Council was considering trying to save money by giving the city's policing duties solely to Gaston County.

LAPD Reaches 10,000 Officers

For the first time in the city's history, Los Angeles' police force now exceeds 10,000 officers, city officials said Monday.

Camden Begins Dissolving Force for County Police

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.

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Camden To Rely on Unarmed 'Police Aides'

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.