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

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

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.

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