Camden Mayor Dana Redd and Camden County’s freeholder board issued a statement today announcing what they say is “significant progress” in negotiations for a regional police force.
The city and county have exchanged financial documents and established a working group to refine the draft plan set up with the help of former Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney, who was brought in as a consultant.
“Final components of the plan are being negotiated and future announcements will be forthcoming from the city and county,” Redd said. “As we work towards a final agreement, all community leaders are asked to join with the City Administration and police force to push for an end to violence.”
Lizz Fiedler will have more details for us later on her visit to Camden today, where she looked at crime and the status of the local police department.