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Camden County police Officer Vidal Rivera drives through a North Camden neighborhood during a recent ride-along.
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Camden County police Officers, from left, Vidal Rivera, Tim Freeman and Luis Sanchez stand at 4th and York streets during a foot patrol on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
North Camden has been plagued with drug-related crime for many years.
Camden County police Officer Luis Sanchez talks with a North Camden resident while on foot patrol with Officer Tim Freeman on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
After a recent drug-related shooting at 4th and York streets, the facade of a nearby home shows evidence of a bullet strike that narrowly missed a nearby neighbor, police said.
The Camden County Police Department uses 'Eye in the Sky' cameras throughout the city to help monitor crime and drug activity.
Boarded-up homes, abundant in many Camden neighborhoods, are a liability to the communities, providing a place for crime to be committed and for criminals to evade police.
Two Camden County police cruisers drive through North Camden on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
Camden County Police Chief J. Scott Thomson speaks during a recent interview.