Twenty Class II officers in Atlantic City will help patrol the boardwalk this summer, and not just the surface level.
The Press of Atlantic City went under the boards with a group of officers Monday as they took a look at the far less glamorous side of life in Atlantic City.
In five hours, the officers encountered 17 homeless people, whom they sent to the city’s Rescue Mission. Some were sleeping under the boardwalk’s shade in what could have been a stop on the way to somewhere else. Others had set up encampments complete with walls and beds.
With the Class II officers on the boardwalk, more full-time officers can be moved into the city’s neighborhoods.