Newark to hire 100 civilians, use helicopter to help squelch summer-time violence
Curfews, helicopters, officers on the streets and thermal imaging are measures the Mayor’s office is taking to suppress violence this summer.
Facts as they are, I don’t imagine the Mayor’s Office likes this lede.
As Newark heads into the dangerous summer months, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Police Director Samuel DeMaio announced a series of old and new approaches to curb city violence.
After laying off more than 160 police officers three years ago, Newark is now in the midst of hiring 100 civilians to fill dispatch and jailhouse guard duties, freeing up uniformed officers to patrol the streets between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. between June and August.