Across the United States, decreasing levels of funding have made cities and municipalities consider consolidating or regionalizing some of their services, by combining their law enforcement services with neighboring cities or counties. A number of police agencies are sharing facilities or specialist services with other jurisdictions, while others have merged departments. The city that stands out is Camden, New Jersey. The city of Camden completely dissolved its police force to create a new police department. These actions were unprecedented in that no other major city had dissolved its police agency to create a new department. The creation of a new police department within the city of Camden was envisaged as being the first step toward the establishment of a regionalized police agency (Maciag, 2014).