New Jersey police departments receive federal crime-fighting grant

    Seventeen of New Jersey’s police departments will receive federal grants to purchased crime-fighting technologies. Six cities will receive $500,000 each, and the other 11 will get $250,000 each.

    The money can be used to purchase things like closed circuit television cameras with gun-detecting ability and laptops for police cars, the Press of Atlantic City reports.

    In our area, Camden is one of the cities with at least 75,000 people to receive $500,000. Atlantic City, Pleasantville, Vineland and Bridgeton police departments will each get $250,000.

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