NJ town scrambles for police protection

April 27, 2009 4:30:06 AM PDT
Officials in the small Camden County community of Woodlynne are trying to figure out who will patrol their streets come July. Last week, Collingswood announced it was ending a deal to provide police service to the neighboring community in June - a year before the towns' agreement was to expire.

The towns started sharing the service in 2006. Back then, it was seen as a way to make government more efficient.

Collingswood officials say they could not afford to patrol Woodlynne any longer - even though the smaller community pays for the service.

Woodlynne Mayor Geraldo Fuentes says he's approached other neighboring towns about providing police.

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Information from: Courier-Post, http://www.courierpostonline.com/

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