Gloucester Township, Camden County. Saturday March 21, 2015
Now after receiving a substantial pay raise at the expense of ALL Camden County residents, will the countywide Police come to Gloucester Township?
The possibilities are not just endless, but can indeed be probable. Some believed this to be the game plan all along. When the concept was introduced, Camden County Freeholders needed to find a way to bulk up the city's Police force, while expanding the resources to pay for it. By naming the department "Camden County Police" it would come at the expense of all county taxpayers. The state would assist early on, but inevitably, the burden would fall on all county residents. So what better way to move the countywide Police throughout the county then piece by piece.
Camden County Spokesman Dan Keashen as much as stated the intentions of just that, after boosting the Chief's salary from $163,000 to $230,000.
Keashen went on to say "We think Scott is one of the nation's top law enforcement officials, and we wanted to keep his services, he said the county also wants to tap Thomson's management skills for potential expansion of the county force to other municipalities".
It's only a matter of when. Camden County has seen this before. In 2013 this attempt was made when 7 county municipalities explored merging which would have helped the county "swoop" them all up as one rather than try to grab the 7 individually. Those towns were, Audubon, Collingswood, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, Haddon Township, Mount Ephraim, and Oaklyn - have some of the county's smaller forces, ranging from 12 to 28 full-time officers, each led by a chief.
Insiders and Bi Partisan watchdog groups say "watch as the chess pieces move around the board. State Assembly Representatives, Freeholders, and local officials.
Watch for those pieces to move, and bonds to be formed. That's when you'll see things materialize".
In Camden County, there is no such thing as a coincidence. EVERYTHING happens for a reason.