Laid off Trenton police officers back on the job

Trenton's police force is stronger today thanks to the city rehiring more than a dozen officers and restoring promotions to others.Last year, the city laid

TRENTON - Trenton's police force is stronger today thanks to the city rehiring more than a dozen officers and restoring promotions to others.

Last year, the city laid off more than 100 officers and demoted several others due to budget concerns. This year, the department received a $3 million grant that enabled them to rehire and restore officers to their ranks.

Trenton's force now stands at 241 officers, but that is still less than a high of more than 370. The city's police director says he is working to find ways to put more officers on the force.

Federal grant helps staff Trenton's depleted police force Trenton lays off more than 100 officers

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