Camden, NJ Police Layoff Approved

Entire police force being eliminated

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In a cut-and-dried proceeding Camden City Council members this morning approved a plan to lay off the city's entire police force as part of a long-anticipated transition to a county-run police force.

The layoff of the department's approximately 270 officers is a necessary step in the planned conversion to a 400-officer county department that will take over policing the crime-plagued city. The layoffs are anticipated to take effect on April 30.

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