Jersey City Sends Layoff Notices To Police Officers

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s second-largest city has sent layoff notices to 82 police officers and seven civilian police department employees.

The Jersey Journal reports the Jersey City sent the notices Thursday. The layoffs are to take effect Feb. 15. A dozen other supervisory police officers are to be demoted.

Officials say the layoffs are necessary to address the city’s financial woes.

Mayor Jerramiah Healy has said layoffs can be avoided if the police union agrees to contract concessions.

The union says there are other things the city can do to increase revenues and offset costs. It’s suggested increasing fees from developers who hire off-duty officers at construction sites.

Jersey City currently has 830 police officers.

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  • James Gordon

    Gee typical Jersey City Police officer salary $90,000 + time to cut the pork!

    type in last name
    and police find their salary

  • Mark Andersone

    The “Wise Health Insurance” is quite popular in California and New York. For example it offers the low income health plan. Also offers health insurance for individual with pre-exisiting conditions.

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