Camden County regional police plan coming together, but finance detils remain murky

    A plan due by Sept. 30 for Camden County’s regional police force projects an 88 percent increase in personnel, but doesn’t specify where the extra money would come from.

    Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. tells the plan is a work in progress.

    Gov. Chris Christie has made clear his desire for municipalities to consolidate some services, and the plan submitted last week was part of an agreement with the state. Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney was brought in to help develop the plan, which, while it calls for more community policing, has drawn community support: no other municipalities have expressed interest in joining.

    The state Department of Community Affairs has to approve the proposal.

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