According to NBC10 on April 30th the Camden Police Department will be disbanded, eliminating 267 uniformed police officers from one of the most dangerous cities in America. The New Jersey Civil Service Commission approved the layoffs on Wednesday and plan to replace the police officiers with a countywide force.The force will increase to more than 400 officers on beat, but many Camden residents are worried.
Camden Mayor Dana Redd stated the following in a statement released on Wednesday:
We cannot sit back and allow our children and families to experience another 2012. We have an opportunity to improve public safety by bringing back community policing and adding more law enforcement officers to patrol our neighborhoods.
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