Collingswood, NJ

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Collingswood, New Jersey is a borough in Camden County of approximately 14,000 residents, located just east of Camden. Prostitution and sex trafficking are well documented problems in the city and surrounding areas. In response to residents’ and business owners’ complaints of increased prostitution activity, the Collingswood Police Department conducted a street-level reverse sting in October 1994. The operation, which utilized two undercover female officers as decoys, lasted about three hours in Collingswood Circle. Five sex buyers, ranging in age from 26 to 70, were arrested. All had their cars seized and impounded, as per a city ordinance. Their names were not released to the public.

Key Sources

Reverse Stings and Auto Seizure:

Background on Sex Trafficking and Prostitution in the Area:

State New Jersey
Type City
Population 14121
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