AC Cops Take Pay Cuts To Rehire 17 From Layoff

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City police officers are taking pay cuts in order to bring back 17 officers who had been laid off.

The police union voted Tuesday to take $410 pay cuts each, which would bring the force back to 300 officers.

The city is adding $1 million to the police budget for next year to help cover the officers’ salaries.

Both sides are considering further union givebacks that could result in another 30 laid-off officers coming back to work.

All told, 60 police officers were let go this year for budgetary reasons.

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  • PO AC 1

    @RWilkinson is 100% correct. But union givebacks hurt you in the long run. Now that you’ve given up $410, next time it’ll be $1000, and so on. No givebacks!!!

  • Philip Meiring

    Awonderful gesture. Won’t find that anywhere in the world

  • Jimmy

    Kudos to these officers. Now that’s brotherhood.

  • Rodney Wilkinson

    This is the beginning of the end, surely America would have learned from much past experience that underpaid police officers are subjected to the temptation of bribes and other illegal avenues of fund raising.
    Atlantic City, lay of some of your public servants, but never!!! under- pay you Police Force, Your Police Force should be among your top paid public servants.

    • Jimmy

      Right, I’ve been watching Boardwalk Enterprise.

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