Jersey City Police Approve Deal To Avert Layoffs

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City’s police union has approved an agreement that will avert the layoffs of 82 officers.

Mayor Jerramiah Healy announced Thursday that the Police Officers Benevolent Association approved the agreement Wednesday night by a vote of 341 to 164.

The layoffs were to take place Feb. 15. Officials blamed the city’s financial woes. Jersey City has 830 police officers.

The agreement must be approved by the city council.

Several cities in New Jersey have laid off police in recent months. More than 150 officers in Newark lost their jobs in November, and Atlantic City let 60 officers go before hiring 17 back. This month, Camden laid off nearly half of its police force in a cost-cutting move.

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  1. Monex says:

    ….The Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association was incorporated in 1969 and has been serving and representing the Police Officers of Jersey City for over 40 years..The POBA is comprised of approximately 710 Police Officers employed by the City of Jersey City Police Department. We are dedicated men and women who strive to prevent crimes from occurring protect life and property enforce laws and city ordnances and to safe guard the guarantees and rights provided by the Constitution..Jersey City is the seat of Hudson County New Jersey United States.

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