For several years, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority has been funding additional police officers for Atlantic City. This important benefit to the city began before state government started working to restore the city, even before the CRDA shifted its statewide focus to the city and its Tourism District.

Most are Class II special officers who work up to 20 hours per week in the tourism season when they’re needed most. They have full police powers and carry a firearm on duty.

This year the CRDA is funding 30 Class II officers, up from the usual 25. The position is a step toward full-time police work for many, and with nationwide shortages of police, more are taking that next step. Read more from The Press of Atlantic City.