The next loss for the people of Atlantic City could be their policy force. City and state leaders are considering a plan that could replace the city’s police department with a county-run force.
This could lead to fewer officers patrolling Atlantic City streets, protecting citizens and businesses.
By DEREK HARPER, STEVEN LEMONGELLO and LYNDA COHEN
Sep. 10, 2014
Atlantic City may consider disbanding its police force in favor of a county-based service, in order to save money as casino closings decimate the resort’s tax base.
Monday’s Atlantic City summit discussed a regional police force, summit participants said, as part of a broader discussion state and regional leaders had on ways to remake city government and budgeting.
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