Mayor Dana Redd
Camden Mayor Dana Redd said Thursday that she’ll rehire 50 of the police officers and 15 firefighters laid off earlier this year amid a budget crisis in the city, which has seen a spike in crime.
Property taxes in Camden could go up by 23 percent if the state government approves a rate hike.
Volunteers will be rotated daily from as far away as York, Poughkeepsie and Atlantic City to walk four sectors of Camden in 10 four-member patrols.
Camden Mayor Dana Redd made it clear at a Wednesday afternoon City Hall press conference that plans to layoff nearly half the police force, along with firefighters and other city workers, are moving forward.