REPORT: BIG CUTS COULD COME TO LOWER TWP. PD

Lower_Township_PoliceA report over the weekend suggests that the Lower Township Police Department is being asked to cut nearly a half million dollars from its 2011 budget.  A report in the Press of Atlantic City says that the police department has been asked to trim $400,000 from its budget for next year.  Township Manager Kathy McPherson says that there have been no layoff notices given to the police department; the township is facing a $1 million shortfall next year.  Police Chief Edward Donohue has long lobbied for more police officers on patrol in the community.  Donohue himself plans on stepping down next year.

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