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N.J. City to Re-Open Shuttered Police Stations

Two Trenton police stations closed in 2010 due to budget cuts will re-open on Friday.

City officials are expected to unveil new strategies to combat escalating violence in the city and the East and West police substations will be part of that plan, according to The Times of Trenton.

Both stationd will be manned and open 24 hours a day.

"It doesn’t make sense to pay a mortgage on those buildings and not utilize them," Police Director Ralph Rivera Jr. told the newspaper. "It will add a visible presence, reduce response time and make the community feel safer."

Trenton has seen 24 homicides so far this year and city leaders have reached out to state officials to request more funding manpower help from the New Jersey State Police.

Rivera said that a plan is being devised for intelligence-led policing to saturate areas the department has determined to have the biggest jump in violent crime.

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