NJ Camden County Police – A Model of Corruption

Police Chief J. Scott Thomson


13 Comments on "NJ Camden County Police – A Model of Corruption"

  1. May Connors | May 17, 2017 at 10:07 pm |

    Cops should get the same salary as security guards since they are public servants, and ignorant. How can the Camden County Freeholders pass off the bill for this Chief’s raise to the citizens of Camden who are dirt poor? It’s disgraceful.

  2. Elliot VanGroten | May 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm |

    Your article relating the obligation of elected officials to reduce spending during dire economic times is spot-on. However, today’s corrupt politicians use public monies to buy influence and favors with all types of government employees, including Chiefs of Police. I’d like to know how much money this Chief contributed to the political bosses before and after he was appointed Chief of Police, and whether or not his raise represents “payback” for prior services and funds rendered.

  3. Marybeth McGuire | May 14, 2017 at 12:34 pm |


    For years the corrupt politicians in New Jersey have been attempting to “revitalize” Camden. It has not worked. Anyone who would put an aquarium or the battleship NJ in such an inhospitable environment either has shit for brains or believes they can hoodwink the public into entering a drug infested city, where you can get murdered on any stree corner. This is what happens when politicians in Trenton use taxpayer funds for social engineering purposes. Money is wasted with no good outcome. A similar situation now exists with the Camden County Freeholders giving raises to public servants, who salaries should be reduced not increased! The idea that all NJ taxpayers are financing these derelict cities across NJ (Camden, Newark, Atlantic City, Patterson, Passaic, etc.) is unconscionable.

    Battleship NJ – Docked at 100 Clinton St. Camden, NJ



    Right now the citizens of Camden can only wonder what the $230,000. will buy for the Camden County Freeholders in the future. But it will certainly be something illegal or unethical.

    • Ida Billings | May 14, 2017 at 6:47 am |

      The audacity of the Camden County Freeholderrs to give a raise to this worthless Police Chief when there are tens of thousands of Camden residents living in poverty. Such a shameful lot they are.

      • Jonathan Spencer | May 14, 2017 at 7:48 am |

        You can be certain the Camden Freeholders want some favors for this money.

        • K. L. Edwards | May 14, 2017 at 9:50 am |

          I am not surprised by the actions of the Freeholders, after all this is New Jersey; home of the corrupt politician.

          • Miguel Z. Rivera | May 14, 2017 at 7:22 am |

            This is Camden for most of it’s residents:


            Camden, NJ – A dirty, disgusting and dangerous City.

  5. Alexis Bancroft | May 13, 2017 at 10:10 pm |

    Politicians in NJ are so corrupt. Cory Booker and many other NJ pols constantly demonstrate examples of payoffs, bribes and misdeeds.


    • J. K. Lewis | May 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm |

      I believe that the corruption you are seeing in the Camden County Freeholders is not limited to that particular area but is statewide. I live in Ocean County and the Freeholders here are just as corrupt, and have established a good ole boys network which is designed to protect them from any legal complications regarding their conduct in officer (or out of office for that matter). NJ has nobody minding the store, and consequently these corrupt bastards are allowed to run amok. Many people are leaving the state for this reason, realizing that corruption cost everyone; and the politicians pass this expense off to the taxpayer in the form of higher taxes! Is it any wonder that we have the highest taxes in the nation?

  6. I live in Camden NJ and it is horrible. Crime everywhere and cops don’t really give a damn about the people. I’ve heard that the Police Chief hides in his office all day and never bothers to find out what is really going on. How could these idiotic Freeholders give him a raise? He is not worth half the money he gets.

  7. Chantay Washington | May 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm |

    I can see how the residents of Camden NJ must be disgusted with their elected representatives.

    • Samuel Becton III | May 14, 2017 at 8:08 am |


      I think the establishment of the Camden County Police is simply the replacement of one dysfunctional police organization with another. But the new organization is much more amenable to political oversight and direction; making for some very problematic and unseemly alliances between the politicans and police brass.


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