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.

11/20/2011

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack (credit: CBS 2)

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Names New Acting Police Director

Mack says the city council is to blame for failing to appoint a permanent police director even though the mayor has nominated two veteran state troopers for the position.

10/12/2011

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

N.J. Crime Increases Raise Issue Of Police Layoffs

The increase in crime in Newark has come after much-publicized layoffs that cut nearly 15 percent of the police force at the end of last year, creating an “I-told-you-so” moment for many observers inside and outside the law enforcement community.

05/15/2011

Layoff notices are seen ready for mailing to members of the Newark Police Department - Newark, NJ - Oct 13, 2010 - Photo: Levon Putney / WCBS 880

Judge Delays Layoff Of Orange Firefighters, Police

A judge has given police, fire and city employees in Orange a short reprieve from threatened layoffs.

01/07/2011

Generic Police File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Jersey City Sends Layoff Notices To Police Officers

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

12/30/2010

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North Jersey Police Join Forces To Stem Violence

Twelve law enforcement agencies are joining forces to stem a spike in violent crime in northern New Jersey. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino called for cooperation after 167 police officers were laid off in Newark.

12/09/2010

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

Newark To Move Forward With Police Layoffs

The City of Newark announced Tuesday evening that it will lay off 167 police officers effective on November 30.

11/23/2010

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

Newark Police Union To Vote On City’s Proposal

The union for Newark police made the decision after a morning public appeal from Mayor Cory Booker. 167 officers would be be laid off if no agreement is reached.

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