Long-sought changes in police protection for Camden, NJ residents and businesses finally took effect this year.
That new police force in Camden, New Jersey — run by the county — was beefed up last weekend, with the addition of 89 graduates from the county police academy.
Officials in Camden County are crowing over the latest report card from one of the nation’s top bond rating agencies.
Amid concerns about its location, plans for a new ShopRite supermarket on Admiral Wilson Boulevard are moving ahead.
The rank and file of the newly formed Camden County Police Department have narrowly approved a new union to represent them in contract talks with the county.
Plans for the Gloucester Premium Outlets call for 90 designer and name-brand stores. It would be built on vacant land near the Black Horse Pike and Route 42.
Two dozen officers from the Camden County Metro Division are now learning from former Camden City officers who know the streets, says Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli.
It’s hoped that the new “Academy of Law and Public Safety” will provide recruits to the new countywide police force.
Camden County’s park police will be going out of business and its 13 officers, joining the new Metro Division of the County Police Department, will soon patrol the streets of Camden.
They have also tendered a proposed agreement that could allow more current Camden city cops to make the transition to a county wide department.
Camden County freeholders have hired a consultant to coordinate formation of a new county police department, with Camden its’ sole client at this point.
Former Philadelphia police commissioner John Timoney is lending his expertise in Camden County, NJ, as the county moves to create a regional police force.
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 president John Williamson believes a new, countywide police force would lead to increased crime — and more.
The changes could come as soon as the end of this year. The police union is considering legal action.
The chiefs are worried that the county is moving too quickly towards consolidation and that their input isn’t being considered.