The New Jersey State PBA expressed their outrage over Atlantic City
police officer layoffs in a big way this week with a billboard near the
resort town. In huge letters, the sign reads, ""In AC, everyone
wants to get lucky. With 73 less police officers, even the bad
guys feel lucky. Save Atlantic City, save Atlantic City police
Atlantic City has already laid off twenty police officers. Next
month they are expected to lay off forty more officers. These are
big numbers for an agency that runs around 350 officers already down
from their high of around 400 officers.
The city is also expected not to replace thirteen positions which will
be opened by retirements in 2010.
The billboard is situated on Route 30 and was unveiled Wednesday by
officers from Atlantic City and surrounding agencies along with members
of the New Jersey State PBA.