body of Demarest Township has voted
to dissolve their 13-officer police
department and have their
jurisdiction covered by the Bergen
County Police Department. Officials
expect the move to save Demarest
approximately $400,000 per year.
officers will be merged into the
larger agency in contrast to what is
happening across the state.
In 2010, voters
in Interlaken opted to dissolve
their 5-man department. Those
officers were not merged.
City is in the process of preparing
to disband their police department.
A newly formed Camden County Metro
Police Department will take over all
policing functions. While a
percentage may be picked up by the
new agency, all will first be laid
The Demarest merger is still in the