Four cops, one square mile: town weighing cutting cops gets proposals

Woodbury Heights currently has a seven-officer police department covering the 1.2-square-mile town.

Under two shared services proposals the town received, the number of officers assigned to the town would decrease to four, but the town’s police force would have access to the resources of much larger departments.

The City of Woodbury and West Deptford Township made the offers to the borough, which are now available on the borough’s website, Mayor Robbie Conley said.

Each proposes a 10-year agreement with the potential for cost increases of up to 2 percent per year. West Deptford’s offer came in at $775,000 for …read more

Source: Gloucester

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