Lost—or perhaps even completely missed by most—in the noise about competing pay-to-play ordinances and a Green Team conspiracy theory Monday night was Gloucester Township Council President Glen Bianchini's strongest statement of support for maintaining a township police force to date.
The statement came following a comment by Valleybrook resident Darren Gladden regarding shared services, including for fire, ambulance and police coverage.
"I don't believe in the countywide police, and you won't see them here in Gloucester Township," Bianchini said.
Republicans were critical of Bianchini and his running mates for what they considered the Democrats' lukewarm support of the Gloucester Township Police Department as talks of the countywide police force dominated conversation in Camden County in 2011.
Bianchini did state on several occasions that he supported and wanted to maintain the township police force in the build-up to the November 2011 Council election.