The city of Wildwood may be laying off nearly a dozen police officers. Mayor Gary DeMarzo tells Coastal Broadcasting the is has submit a layoff plan to the state that will call for the elimination of 11 police officers in the city. DeMarzo said that this layoff plan is an alternative to a police demotion plan that DeMarzo previously unveiled. Both the city and the police union are currently trying to hammer out a new contract; another meeting is scheduled for February 9th. The president of the FOP Lodge #7, Chris Howard, calls DeMarzo’s threats of layoffs a “scare tactic”.