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Ununionized County Police Force Starts Working in Camden, NJ

City police force disbanded when union wouldn't negotiate

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In a community center in Camden's Parkside neighborhood, two dozen officers stood at attention in rows of twos and threes, their hands clasped, staring stone-faced—an unusual show of force not far from a drug hot spot.

The officers, all newly minted, were the prime exhibit in a show-and-tell Monday, presented as the first batch of a new county-run force to hit the city's streets.