Camden County Police Department
The incident happened at about 12:43 p.m.
It’s hoped that the new “Academy of Law and Public Safety” will provide recruits to the new countywide police force.
Camden County put out what FOP head John Williamson calls a “take it or leave it” offer a couple of weeks ago, with a January 31st deadline.
They have also tendered a proposed agreement that could allow more current Camden city cops to make the transition to a county wide department.
There was no debate during the special meeting. The vote was 6-1.
The City of Camden, NJ has received the go-ahead to lay off all of its uniformed police officers, in a step toward creating a new, county-run police force.
The decision allows the county to bypass many civil service rules for a year to get the force up and running.
A group of community activists and religious leaders stood with elected officials as retired New Jersey State Police major Lanuel Ferguson was introduced to the public.
Lou Cappelli, leader of the county freeholders, questions the credibility and motive of those who distributed the petitions.
Opponents of a plan to form a new Camden County Police Department, with the city of Camden it’s one and only participant, have laid out their plans to kill the whole idea before it ever gets started.
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