BREAKING: Police layoffs in the works

Based on a story filed by Timothy J. Carroll for Hoboken Patch, a plan is underway to reduce the ranks of the Hoboken police department targeting the higher ranks.

Based on the story, the ratio of one officer for every two patrolman would change although the police audit issued earlier this year suggesting a one to four ratio would not be the end point.

From the story:
“A combination of layoff, demotions, and retirements are expected, especially in the upper ranks.

According to two sources in the high ranks, at least four lieutenants and two captains have filed for or are considering filing for retirement this year, mostly due to eligibility, but also motivated by state pension reforms unfriendly to long-serving officers. “

Timothy J. Carroll is a former reporter for the Hudson Reporter.  His work is top notch.

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