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Monday 06/20/2016
Mays Landing meeting seeks solutions to opiate deaths

“My son was a heroin addict,” Tammy Schmincke told the small gathering. “He didn’t want to die. He had a disease.”

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Tuesday 05/24/2016
Absecon residents report email scam to police

ABSECON — Police are warning residents to be cautious after receiving several complaints about an email scam.

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Absecon police warn residents to lock vehicles

ABSECON -- The Police Department is reminding residents to lock their car doors after multiple unlocked vehicles have been burglarized since Jan. 1.

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Monday 05/23/2016
Spate of shootings frightens Pleasantville residents

PLEASANTVILLE — Pleasantville’s Main Street was a peaceful place on a recent weekday afternoon, with business doors open and residents exchanging pleasantries as they passed on the sidewalk.

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Pleasantville stabbing victim expected to survive; no arrest made

PLEASANTVILLE — A Pleasantville man stabbed in the chest on Friday night is expected to survive, police said.

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Saturday 03/12/2016
Hunt intensifies for Ocean City man missing 7 years

OCEAN CITY – The new red polo shirts that John Weisbecker asked his mother to buy him the day before he started working his seasonal job are still in their packages. In the seven years since, they’ve never been worn.

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Friday 02/26/2016
Pleasantville wants young adults’ views on violence

PLEASANTVILLE — Police are calling on residents ages 30 and younger to participate in ongoing conversations about violence in the city.

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Wednesday 02/24/2016
Man's throat slashed in Little Egg Harbor

LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — A man was slashed in the throat Wednesday afternoon outside a drugstore in the township, police said.

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Pleasantville police ask young people to speak out about violence

PLEASANTVILLE — Police here are calling on residents age 30 and younger to participate in ongoing conversations about violence in the city.

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Wednesday 08/26/2015
Atlantic City police walk the beat to reach out to businesses

ATLANTIC CITY — The 3-year-old boy had just one question for the officer: “Are you a good guy or a bad guy?”

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Atlantic City to join $5 million program to help ex-offenders

Parolees returning to Atlantic City will soon have help keeping out of jail.

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Friday 07/24/2015
Event asks A.C. residents to help 'break the silence'

Marte King believes an artistic outlet can help deter crime.

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Atlantic City event presents artistic expression to fight violence

Marte King believes an artistic outlet can help deter crime.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
Psychologist explains when, why police use force

“Now it makes sense why you need to show your hands,” Pam James said after watching video of two police officers shot during a car stop.

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Tuesday 01/20/2015
Police-community relations help prevent crime, local authorities say

ATLANTIC CITY — Dialogue and communication are essential in a relationship between law enforcement and the community, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain said Tuesday night during the Coalition for a Safe Community’s annual report to the public.

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Tuesday 01/13/2015
Lacey forming police foundation

LACEY TOWNSHIP — The township’s police chief has announced the formation of the Lacey Municipal Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization meant to serve the community with a focus on alternatives to drug and alcohol use.

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Tuesday 01/06/2015
Vineland police chaplains part of Ferguson healing mission

VINELAND – The message from the five city Police Department chaplains was simple: Peace and hope.

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Thursday 12/04/2014
Causes of violence can be fixed, panel told

ATLANTIC CITY — Kids with guns, poverty, untreated mental illness and no post-prison rehabilitation contribute to the violence in towns like Atlantic City and Pleasantville, residents said during a public hearing Thursday at the Second Baptist Church.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Meeting in Atlantic City Thursday on combatting violence

The public is invited to testify about violence at a hearing in Atlantic City on Thursday.

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Atlantic County activists, public safety officials meet to seek common ground

At a time when the relationship between law enforcement and local communities is making national headlines, a small meeting in Atlantic City Tuesday night aimed to forge a constructive partnership between the two.

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Sunday 11/23/2014
Local police, fire departments #connect with residents via social media

Local police and fire departments have turned to social media in order to maintain a voice of authority, by using a medium that is overwhelmingly popular among residents.

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Friday 09/05/2014
Stanley Holmes Village students can sign up for new homework program

Registration will begin Monday for a program that will help students in Atlantic City's Stanley Holmes Village with their homework.

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Friday 08/22/2014
Authorities planning follow-up care for overdose victims saved by Narcan

Law enforcement and legislators are working on what they can do for overdose victims after they have been saved by the opiate antidote naloxone.

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Atlantic City police open substation in Stanley Holmes Village

Police will be able to keep a close eye on one of the city’s most troubled neighborhoods.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Stanley Holmes Village invited to have Coffee with a Cop Friday

Police will open a much-anticipated substation in one of Atlantic City’s most troubled neighborhoods Friday.

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