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State Takeover of Atlantic City Could Mean Police Layoffs: Report

Signs of New Jersey's recent takeover of Atlantic City have yet to show, but a new report indicates the police department could be the first casualty of the state intervening in the Shore resort's finances.

An email sent to members of the Atlantic City Police Department from union President Matt Rogers indicating the state is looking to cut 250 jobs, and demanded a new salary cap and an increase in shift length , according to a Press of Atlantic City report.

Likely disappointed by the news, the police force is probably not surprised.

Among the state’s demands are a pay cut across the board, a 15-step salary guide with pay capped at $90,000, increased health-care contributions from members and asking officers to work 12-hour shifts, according to Rogers.

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