N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s administration announced today an Atlantic City initiative to improve safety and cleanliness around the city’s tourism district “and beyond.”
A series of partnerships with the Atlantic City Police Department will bring increased police presence to the district, expand casino security patrols, improve boardwalk lighting and create a zero tolerance approach to prostitution.
“A clean and safe Atlantic City is the key to an economic turnaround in the region,” Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said in the announcement. “Through unprecedented teamwork involving the police department, the casinos, and other public and private partners, we are producing results that people can see and feel.”
Other improvement tactics include sprucing up parks, cleaning up graffiti and assigning 60 ambassadors to the tourism district to be the police department’s “eyes and ears.”