Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community

Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Jeremy Prader and his son, Logan Prader, watch as sharks swim overhead while standing inside an underwater tunnel shark exhibit at Adventure Aquarium on August 20, 2013 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
People sit along the shore of the Delaware river after a trip to Adventure Aquarium on August 20, 2013 in Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Khayree Battie (R) plays drums with a local drum line that goes by the name "Vicious Victory" on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. Vicious Victory was created by Travis Scott, a 25-year-old who wanted to give local children an alternative to turning to drugs and violence (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Officer Tom Rambone, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), goes on a foot patrol on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
An officer of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) speaks to two men during a foot patrol on August 20, 2013 in the Fairview neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Children play basketball in the street on August 20, 2013 in the Whitman Park neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Anthony Boone (C) plays drums with a local drum line that goes by the name "Vicious Victory" on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Anthony Boone (C) plays drums with a local drum line that goes by the name "Vicious Victory" on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Anthony Boone (C) plays drums with a local drum line that goes by the name "Vicious Victory" on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. Vicious Victory was created by Travis Scott, a 25-year-old who wanted to give local children an alternative to turning to drugs and violence. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Officer Troy Redd, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), talks with a woman while on a foot patrol on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Officer Adam Tuvel, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), plays with children during a foot patrol on August 20, 2013 in the Fairview neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Officer Troy Redd, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), talks with a woman while on a foot patrol on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey.(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
People dance with a drum line that goes by the name "Vicious Victory" on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Officer Chris Sarlo, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), goes on a foot patrol on August 20, 2013 in the Fairview neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Children play basketball in the street on August 20, 2013 in the Whitman Park neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Officer Chris Sarlo, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), goes on a foot patrol on August 20, 2013 in the Fairview neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
A man speaks to officers with the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. The town of Camden, which was once a large industrial town but watched it's population dwindle as manufacturing left, has been marred with societal problems including high unemployment, crime, murder and heavy drug trafficking for decades. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Officer Tom Rambone, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), goes on a foot patrol on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Anthony Boone (C) plays drums with a local drum line that goes by the name "Vicious Victory" on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. Vicious Victory was created by Travis Scott, a 25-year-old who wanted to give local children an alternative to turning to drugs and violence. "I wanted to give them something to do," Scott said, "there's no after school programs...we practice outside, we even practice in the rain." (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Wilfredo Ortiz speaks to foot patrol officers of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) on August 20, 2013 in the Fairview neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Wilfredo Ortiz shakes hands with a foot patrol officer of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) on August 20, 2013 in the Fairview neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. The town of Camden, which was once a large industrial town but watched it's population dwindle as manufacturing left, has been marred with societal problems including high unemployment, crime, murder and heavy drug trafficking for decades. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Children play basketball in the street on August 20, 2013 in the Whitman Park neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. The town of Camden, which was once a large industrial town but watched it's population dwindle as manufacturing left, has been marred with societal problems including high unemployment, crime, murder and heavy drug trafficking for decades. The Camden County Police Department was officially created in May, 2013, after the unionized Camden Police department was disbanded. The overhaul, which was supported by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has been considered unprecedented and has been closely watched around the country. The new force currently has approximately 280 members, and will reach full size by December, with 400 members. Early signs suggest the overhaul has been effective - The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Camden murder rates fell 29% from May, 2013 to July 2013, compared to the same period last year. Absentee rates of the CCPD is also lower: approximately 5% of officers have been reported absent so far, compared to approxmiately 30% of the Camden Police Department prior to the change in command. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Officer Troy Redd, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), goes on a foot patrol on August 20, 2013 in the East Camden neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. The town of Camden, which was once a large industrial town but watched it's population dwindle as manufacturing left, has been marred with societal problems including high unemployment, (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Officer Troy Redd, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), plays with children on August 20, 2013 in the Fairview neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. The town of Camden, which was once a large industrial town but watched it's population dwindle as manufacturing left, has been marred with societal problems including high unemployment, crime, murder and heavy drug trafficking for decades. The Camden County Police Department was officially created in May, 2013, after the unionized Camden Police department was disbanded. The overhaul, which was supported by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, has been considered unprecedented and has been closely watched around the country. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
A man rides his bike on August 20, 2013 in the Whitman Park neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. The town of Camden, which was once a large industrial town but watched it's population dwindle as manufacturing left, has been marred with societal problems including high unemployment, crime, murder and heavy drug trafficking for decades. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Children play basketball in the street on August 20, 2013 in the Whitman Park neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
A man walks his dog on August 20, 2013 in the Whitman Park neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. The town of Camden, which was once a large industrial town but watched it's population dwindle as manufacturing left, has been marred with societal problems including high unemployment, crime, murder and heavy drug trafficking for decades. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
Camden, N.J., Battles Crime And Poverty In Effort To Revitalize Community
A boy rides a scooter past abandoned homes on August 20, 2013 in the Whitman Park neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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