Why we need a unified police of New Jersey


http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/essex_county_homicide_squad_in.html

This is a fight we can not lose or we will end up like Mexico. This article is excellent. If you read anything today, let it be this.

As the article says, the Essex County Homicide Task force has been reinforced with elements from other jurisdictions.

Imagine if command and intelligence were unified state-wide.

Some areas of the state (Camden) are experimenting with consolidation of police but they are doing it by laying off the entire force and then rehiring a portion of it at lower pay rates. The consolidation is truly to cut costs and not to improve operations.

Consolidation of the command echelons itself brings about savings without compromising morale or effectiveness.

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