OLD BRIDGE - Police in Old Bridge say that the town's decision to cut 10 officers will put public safety at risk.

Old Bridge Mayor Henry Owen says he had no choice but to let the officers go. He argues that public safety is not threatened because the number of patrols will not drop. However, he also says he'd rather not have to cut 10 of his 91 officers.

Tonight, a town hall meeting was held in Old Bridge and nearly 200 people rallied outside in protest of the layoffs. The mayor says he plans to take a closer look at the towns' finances and hopes to bring the officers back to Old Bridge.