Paterson police layoffs

A Newark Police Department cruiser. (Credit: CBS 2)

AP: In NJ, Police Layoffs Lead To Drop In Arrests

Police in five New Jersey cities where departments have had deep layoffs are making fewer arrests for minor offenses — a trend that experts fear could lead to a rise in the most serious crimes.


Paterson Police cruiser

Crime-Filled Paterson, N.J. Staring At 100-Plus Police Layoffs

Budget problems may result in fewer police patrolling the streets of one of the Garden State’s most violent cities. A third of the officers are scheduled to be laid off, fueling fears that cuts will mean a rise in crime.