Camden’s acting police director resigns

    Camden’s acting police director has resigned — one day short of a month after Mayor Dana Redd appointed him.

    Here’s the statement Redd issued about Lanuel Ferguson’s resignation:

    “With much regret, today I accepted the resignation letter of Acting Police Director Lanuel Ferguson. As the City continues to explore the possibility of regionalization, my top concern throughout this process is to ensure that the interests of Camden and her residents remain at the forefront.

    “That is why I appointed Mr. Ferguson. He brought integrity, knowledge, and a depth of experience in law enforcement to the position which would have been a valuable asset to my administration during the discussions on regionalization. “I thank Mr. Ferguson for his willingness to serve my Administration and, most importantly, the residents of Camden.”

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    Ferguson was appointed July 11 after first retiring from the New Jersey State Police. He planned to stick to administrative duties to free up officers for more patrols.

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