The largest police union in New Jersey intends to return its annual events to Atlantic City.
The New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association pulled its mini convention, awards dinner, and training seminar out of Atlantic City last year in protest of the city’s decision to layoff 60 cops.
Now that those officers have been rehired, PBA spokesman Jim Ryan says the union has decided to bring its events back to the resort city.
“We want to make a commitment to them that since they’ve made public safety a commitment, we want to bring back our revenue to Atlantic City,” Ryan said. “We need Atlantic City to succeed in order for New Jersey to succeed. So that’s why we’re going back there.”
Ryan says the PBA events will bring about a million dollars in revenue to Atlantic City.