To the cop in the unknown city with 50,000 residence and
only 65 cops. NJ is the most densely populated state in the
country. Imagine your 50,000 residence squeezed into a city
half its size now. Then don't just review your UCR and see
how that skyrockets, look at your traffic problems. Then
make your city a huge tourist location where your 50,000
residents turns into 200,000 on any given weekend to amplify
your current problem. I am not saying that 65 cops in your
city of 50,000 is insufficient, I am saying, do not compare
apples to oranges. Your thoughts are not well thought out,
you just see numbers and compare them, maybe you and the
mayor of AC should find jobs in accounting not law
I work for the Atlantic City police Department. We recently
acquired a public safety director after years of strong
opposition. Since her arrival, she is a former police LT in
Jersey City NJ my agency has experienced the following. The
Chiefs position was done away with and he was forced to
retire. 30 superiors were demoted,60 patrolman were laid
off,30 officers retired and weren't replaced. We needed a
director for this calamity?????? What a disgrace.
I don't have exact numbers, but I would venture a guess that
if we counted up all the corrupt elected officials in NJ who
found their way to prison or at least left office under some
sort of disgrace, Atlantic City Mayors and other council
members in AC would lead the league.
Anyone holding an elected position in that City should be
the last ones to throw rocks at any other group of public
servants and especially the police. Does the Mayor realize
that you cant go two blocks away from the casino strip
without taking your life in your hands? Not to mention that
as soon as the PENN casino industry gets up and running, AC
is going back to the days of tumble weeds and with an
arrogant mayor like him. He'll deserve to see his ocean
front turn back into the slum it was prior to gambling being
Cops are nothing special? Its money grubbing corrupt elected
officials in AC that are nothing special.
Its a real shame that the police in this country don't get
the credit they deserve. This job is not for everyone and
not everyone is capable of doing this job. Law enforcement
officers often encounter situations that would cause the
average citizen to piss his pants. Wake up people, we need
staffing to ensure that the job gets done and the safety of
our citizenry is ensured.
Where is the new police director during all this. Strange
how very mum she is about her brother officers being laid
off. Just a thought.
Wow!!! Ever wonder why the flag on a police officer's sleeve
is reversed. Because police run into the battle. Toward the
fight. Into danger that other run away from. It comes with
the territory? The territory that most people wouldn't even
consider. The average common sense person calls the police
when being robbed or are in danger. A police officer
responds and goes into danger to ensure that person's
safety. Potentially and often giving his/her own life to
protect another. Nothing special?? Remember that next time
you call for help and remind the responding officer who is
running into harms way to keep you safe. Why haven't the
citizens of Atlantic City had this guy removed? Why are the
state senate "Leaders" and "Governor" putting up with such
arrogance in leadership? In the city they are claiming they
want to save. All I say is I and everyone I know are going
to Boycott Atlantic City until this guy is removed. End of
It's amazing how the state has allowed all the HORRIFIC
government officials to run the city for years. It has
gone from bad to worse. I am a business owner, who FULLY
backs the ACPD. These men & women risk their lives every day
on the streets...& the public has no idea what actually goes
The mayor wants to lay off more police officers , because
the budget won't cover it? What a joke ..keep hiring more of
your relatives then.. Maybe they can stop the crime rate
from going up. Do us all a favor , throw this j/o out of
office , put the people who protect us back on the street ,
clean it up & watch the city grow.
Because the way things are going , shut it down, nothing
worth having will come to this town & The real A.C. is going
to be Gotham, the only place if that people will even show
up for is the Marina district. How does this even happen?
Who let's it go this far? This city makes ALL of New
You should be ashamed, put your head down, & while your at
it DO SOMETHING TO HELP THIS CITY.
Politician's come and go, being a police officer is a
career. Good luck next election Mr. Mayor.
When was the last time a cab driver or construction worker
responded to a violent domestic in Atlantic City? When was
the last time they responded to a violent fight? When was
the last time they fought a violent drunk or someone high on
crack or pcp? Lorenzo can't be serious when he compares
them to the job of a law enforcement officer. His head is
deep in the sand!
A cop becomes "Nothing Special" when he's expendable, yet a
politician can utter these words and assume he's special
because he gets to shakes hands of people who make a
decision bigger than his.
It's horrific that in these trying times the thought of
saying a cop is "Nothing Special" will be applauded by more
than just this mayor, but I'd like for those same people to
sacrifice as much as cops do in pay, and life just to do a
days tour. Someone claiming another is "Nothing Special" is
only upset because they're not held in the same light, yet
look across this god forsaken state of NJ and you'll see
more politicians with more benefits for showing faces and
So the next time ANY person that approves your statements
mayor, and they need help from a cop yet it just wasn't
enough time, maybe you tell them the cop was "Noting
I wonder how the Egnor, McMeekin, Brown, Burke and any other
family members whose loved one gave their lives protecting
Atlantic city feel about the construction worker/taxi driver
dig?? It makes me want to vomit...that comment is a slap to
all law enforcement - everywhere.... how about someone
speaking up and saying "I am proud of the men and women of
the Atlantic City Police Department" I know I am.
When it comes to the police officers, the Mayor stresses
that the city only has 35,000 residents and you only need
300 officers. Yet on February 8, 2010, Mayor Langford was in
front of the Senate Government Wagering and Tourism
Committee in Trenton. Langford was being hammered by
Senator's Whelan and O'Toole about the wasteful spending in
Atlantic City. He defended himself by stating "We get 33
million annual visitors to the city and 80,000 average daily
Mayor Langford can you make up your mind!! What is it 35,000
or over 80,000 people.
To the person who claims to have been one of 65 in a city of
50,000...I'd hate to guess, but I think it's safe to say
that at any given time there are easy double or triple the
amount of "residents" in Atlantic City. The real problem is,
"Renny" is not treating the rest of the city like the
police. Hiring his buddies and family while there is a self
imposed hiring freeze on...read up a little bit before you
put forth such nonsense
Does your city of 50,000 draw twice its number of daily
visitors? Are you in a condensed area or does your city
have a large area? You're a current sworn officer?! Think
before you type.
While I realize we're all facing tough economic times,
laying off more police isn't the answer. How about we ask
Mr. Langford, when he and Speedy Marsh intend on re-paying
that 800,000 (each) they were ordered to pay back by the
court for their lawsuits they filed against the City? That's
1.6 Million (I know insurance paid for it).
There are more than one officers in ACPD who are more than
capable of running that department. Use one of them, and
save another 90K. What about the DWI Communications Chief?
Get rid of her too.
This is a no-win situation, especially for the people who
live in the city.
It's a shame that someone of such prominence has no lick of
Maybe it is time for all Law Enforcement organizations (PBA,
FOP, State Chiefs Assoc.) to boycott AC for their
conventions. What they have done to the PD and the former
Chief is despicable.
Perhaps The State PBA
should hold its convention elsewhere. Why should an
organization and all of its members funnel money into a city
that does not stand behind the very people showing it
support? This is shameful!
I worked as a cop in a
city with a population of 50,000 people and there were 65
cops. I am still in law enforcement. What in the world do
the cops in New Jersey do that the department needs that