Collingswood, NJ

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Shaming
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Letters
Cameras
Web stings
License suspension

Collingswood is a borough of approximately 14,000 residents, located just east of Camden in New Jersey. 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 johns, 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.

State New Jersey
Type City
Population 13926
Location
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