Camden To Disband Police Department, Lay Off 270 Officers
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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Camden, New Jersey, which is considered to be one of the country’s most dangerous cities, will reportedly disband its police department, laying off nearly 270 officers as a part of an austerity measure.

The remaining officers will be part of a non-union division of the Camden County Police department, according to reports. The officers to be laid off are expected to serve their last day of service on December 31 of this year. It is unclear what kind of impact this will have on the city’s already mounting crime rate.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine,, New York Amsterdam News, and Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.