- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - President Barack Obama will discuss how police are working to build trust with the community and promote his “Promise Zone” program during a visit to Camden.

The president on Monday will meet with law enforcement and young people and hear how the Camden County Police Department works to forge relationships with the community it serves, the White House said.

Camden was recently one of eight places designated a “Promise Zone,” which could open doors to get extra federal grants. Camden will get a liaison to help line up money. However, it does not come with any automatic federal funding.

The president will discuss how such partnerships and community investments help create opportunity.

The city of 77,000 across the river from Philadelphia is among the poorest in the nation.


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