Trenton foot patrols removed after gang threat

TRENTON - Police officers working foot posts in Trenton were pulled off their beats last night after the department received what they believe to be a credible threat against the officers' lives.

Acting Police Director Dave Armitage made the call just after 9 p.m. after learning that gang members could be planning to kill a police officer on a beat.

Foot patrols began at the beginning of this month after Mayor Tony Mack wanted to increase officer visibility in the city.

The city's police unions have reportedly criticized the foot patrols as a waste of manpower and have cited potential safety concerns officers can face while walking outside of their cars.

City police officials have not released any information on the future of the foot patrols.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The Bayonne Board of Education voted Wednesday evening 1 Nearly 300 Bayonne School District employees, including teachers, laid off
Bayonne layoffs 2 Bayonne layoffs
Ruben Mondalto was able to wander away from 3 Toddler wanders away from Sayreville day care
Hackensack residents say that they want to see 4 Residents voice concerns over Teterboro flight paths
Hoboken police two men assaulted a woman and 5 Hoboken police seek ID of robbery suspects

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