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Trenton Police Reorganization Question (November 2009)

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There was a Trenton Police Reorganization Question on the November 3 ballot in Mercer County for residents in Trenton.

This questions asked city voters if they want to eliminate the position of deputy chief in the police department and instead replace it with a chief of administrative services position. Before there was no head of police because the former ones retired after being demoted, the position still has not been filled after three years. Police officials say the position will be filled regardless of the election. Currently the most senior captain fills in, but he does not have any special powers above the other officers. If this is approved then the captains who want to can take the civil service exam and then a candidate would be selected from that group to fill the position.[1]

Election results

The measure was approved.[2]

Trenton Police Reorganization
Result Votes Percentage
Approveda Yes 2,682 56.40%
No 2,073 43.60%
Total votes 4,755 100.00%
Voter turnout 45.95%