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Labor Arbitration Awards: Be Mindful of The Standard of Review

Posted in Contract Interpretation, Interest Arbitration, Public Employment Labor Law

As reported by the New Jersey Law Journal, the Appellate Division recently issued an opinion in the case Policemen’s Benevolent Association v. Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, which addressed a challenge to a labor arbitration decision revolving around “bonus vacation days.” In the case, the Union appealed from an Order which dismissed its complaint… Continue Reading

Camden County Police Testing Body Cameras On Officers

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As reported in, the Camden County Police Department has been testing body cameras for its officers for the past year, according to officials, with the chief hoping to acquire up to 100 cameras “as quickly as possible.”  According to Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen, the police department has tested cameras from three companies so… Continue Reading

South Hunterdon County Municipalities to Discuss the Consolodation of Public Safety Services

Posted in Pay and Overtime, Public Employment Labor Law, Shared Services/Consolodation

As reported in NJ.Com. the Mayors of the three South Hunterdon municipalities with local police forces are talking about a regionalized department and are moving forward with the support of county Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III and Freeholder Rob Walton. The mayors of Lambertville, West Amwell and Delaware Townships advocate a police merger.  A state-funded… Continue Reading

Camden County Towns To Study Possible Merger Of Police Departments

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  As reported by, seven municipalities in Camden County have made a request for proposals looking into the possibility of consolidating the management of their respective police departments. The municipalities, Audubon, Collingswood, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Haddon Township, Mount Ephraim, and Oaklyn, all independently authorized the RFPs, stating they are open to the idea of saving… Continue Reading

Camden FOP Leaders Reviewing Offer From Freeholders On Regional Police Department

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  As reported by, the Camden Police Union’s leadership is reviewing an offer from the County Freeholder Board that would allow the bargaining unit’s full membership to be considered for employment in the new regional police department as well as provide continuity of medical and pension benefits for officers making the switch from the… Continue Reading

Camden’s Police Director Resigns One Month Into Job

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  As reported by, Camden’s police director has resigned just one month after he was appointed to the $100,000-a-year position. Mayor Dana Redd said she had accepted “with much regret” the resignation of Lanuel J. Ferguson. Camden’s City Council had refused to confirm Ferguson’s appointment. Council members said Redd hired him without their consent. They argued that… Continue Reading

Christie, Sweeney To Talk to Camden County Officials About Consolidating Police, Fire Departments

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  As reported by, Governor Chris Christie and State Senate President Stephen Sweeney will speak with elected officials from Camden County about the benefits of consolidating local police and fire departments. The meeting will take place March 23, 2011 at Camden County College and is closed to the public and media. Christie is scheduled to… Continue Reading