Smooth transition crucial after 270 officers laid off in 'deadly' NJ city
The New Jersey Civil Service Commission gave its approval to lay off the entire 270-member force by April 30
The Philadelphia Inquirer
CAMDEN, N.J. — With a date certain now set for the Camden Police Department to go out of business, it becomes even more crucial to avoid any reduction in public safety in one of America's deadliest cities.
The plan to shut down the department cleared a final hurdle last week when the New Jersey Civil Service Commission gave its approval to lay off the entire 270-member force by April 30.
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