AC's Public Safety Director Resigns

Christine Petersen's last day will be Friday.

Atlantic City's public safety director is stepping down after 17 months amid a dispute over the
pension she receives from her previous job.

Christine Petersen's last day will be Friday.

According to her resignation letter obtained by The Press of Atlantic City, Petersen said she did not want to re-enroll in the state's Police and Firemen's Retirement System, as she was told she
must do to keep the job.

The police union recently alerted the state that Petersen was wrongfully receiving a pension from her former job as a lieutenant in the Jersey City Police Department.

Petersen took the Atlantic City job one month after retiring instead of waiting six months.

The state last month ruled she was not entitled to approximately $105,000 in payments. Petersen is appealing the decision.

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