Auxiliary citizen police officers may help bridge trust between community, police

The use of auxiliary police forces, trained citizen volunteers who work alongside sworn officers, may be helpful to bridge trust between the community and police, acting Attorney General John Hoffman said Thursday while speaking at an event at Thomas Edison State College. Hoffman said programs should be worked out based on the needs and climate of each agency, but that he sees how the use of auxiliary officers, like those employed by the Perth Amboy Police Department, can be a benefit.

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Trenton Civic Trustees program brings new approach to solving city problems

The "Trenton Makes" bridge is seen in this Times file photo. (Times File Photo) In an effort to allow citizens to work independently to address issues in their community, the Citizens Campaign has created and fostered the Trenton Civic Trustees program in the city. The group of 30 engaged residents approach the problems in their communities differently than others, said Harry Pozycki, chair of The Citizens Campaign. "Often times when citizens feel there is a problem going on and they go to a government entity they just say there is a problem," Pozycki said.

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Trenton Planning Board adopts resolution to mitigate flooding

Published in The Times of Trenton  In an effort to protect against flooding and damage from storms, the city's planning board approved a series of recommendations to address flood control for building projects and redevelopment. The board passed a resolution at its Feb. 12 meeting containing recommendations from the Citizens Campaign, which says the resolution is the first of its kind in the state.

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Seeking Civic Trustees for Trenton and Perth Amboy

The Citizens Campaign today announced that it is seeking applications from Trenton and Perth Amboy residents interested in becoming Civic Trustees- Trustees who work together to identify and gain adoption of proven solutions for problems facing their City.  Civic Trustees will be members of the Trenton or Perth Amboy Civic Trusts, formerly Impact Trenton and Impact Perth Amboy.  Civic Trustees and the Trenton and Perth Amboy Civic Trusts will receive significant support from The Citizens Campaign’s top government lawyers, urban policy experts and experienced political coaches.  They will be trained to use the power levers of local government to get results on the issues they care about.

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Citizens Campaign seeks Civic Trustees for Trenton

Published in The Trentonian  The following information comes from a press release issued Thursday by The Citizens Campaign about their new Civic Trustees program:  The Citizens Campaign has announced that it is seeking applications from Trenton residents interested in becoming Civic Trustees, who will work together to identify and gain adoption of proven solutions for problems facing their city.

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