Anti-crime group to descend on Camden, just in time for police layoffs

    They’re coming — again.

    The Guardian Angels say 40 members from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will arrive in Camden on Sunday.

    Facing a budget crunch, the city expects deep layoffs in the government work force, effective Tuesday. About half the 370-member police force could be laid off, though the exact number will depend on whether police unions accept concessions.

    Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa said in a release Thursday that the patrols in Camden will run from 11 a.m. until midnight.

    • WHYY thanks our sponsors — become a WHYY sponsor

    WHYY is your source for fact-based, in-depth journalism and information. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on financial support from readers like you. Please give today.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal