Laid-off police officers find new careers at sheriff's departments

ELIZABETH - Last year, hundreds of police officers lost their jobs to layoffs. Now, dozens of them are finding new careers at sheriff's departments around the state.

Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura says he hired 20 former Newark police officers this year. Middlesex County and Union County sheriffs also hired former officers.

Sheriff Froehlich says hiring former officers saves his department six months of training and tens of thousands of dollars.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 1 New Jersey Weather Forecast
St. Joseph High School student Matthew Hall visited 2 Teen battling cancer thanks medical team as he prepares to attend prom
Some New Jersey Transit riders have vowed not 3 NJ Transit riders vow not to pay fares in protest
The owner of Jewelry Expo in Union Township 4 Sleight-of-hand thieves steal $10K worth of jewelry
News 12 asked residents what they thought about 5 Westchester Talks Trump: First 100 days

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE