CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

News

3 N.J. Towns To Look Into Police Dept. Mergers

View Comments
Generic Police Photo (credit: Clipart.com)

Generic Police Photo (credit: Clipart.com)

88adams Sean Adams
Do you have a minute? Turn up your radio and let me tell you a...
Read More

TRI-STATE NEWS HEADLINES

From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up

BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. (WCBS 880) — The people of Bergen County have spoken.

Three towns are now looking into merging police departments as a money-saving measure after residents emphatically approved a ballot question calling for discussion of the topic, as WCBS 880′s Sean Adams reported.

Citizens of Norwood, Northvale and Harrington Park approved the idea by a 3 to 1 margin.

LISTEN: WCBS 880′s Sean Adams Reports

After seeing the overwhelming response, Norwood Mayor James Barsa is getting to work on it right away.

“I do not know at this point in time if we will be able to save money or not,” the mayor said. “I do know that we want to look into this because one of the major concerns people have, as you can see from results like this, is that they want us to save money and taxes. They don’t want to pay the high taxes anymore.

Mayor Barsa stressed that the police will be involved in the study. He said public safety is the first priority – it is up to them to see if they can balance that with fiscal prudence.

Northvale Mayor Peter Perretti has expressed similar sentiments.

View Comments