ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association is canceling a seminar in Atlantic City to protest the city’s layoff of 60 officers.

PBA spokesman Jim Ryan says the union might also pull its annual spring convention.

Ryan told The Press of Atlantic City the collective bargaining seminar and the convention have been held in Atlantic City for the past 25 years. Ryan said they draw more than 2,500 PBA members to Atlantic City.

PBA president Tony Wieners says the union can’t support a community that doesn’t support its police department.

Mayor Lorenzo Langford had no comment.

The February seminar has been moved to Pines Manor in Edison.

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