Next Loss for Atlantic City Could Be Police Force

Next Loss for Atlantic City Could Be Police Force
Leaders considering replacing city force with county-run force

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.


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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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