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Homeland security begins with hometown security
Police Week Proclamation
Camden Police Department (CPD) Records Administrator Gayle Pitts (front, center) and CPD Lt. Lee Boan (front, right) accept a proclamation from Camden Mayor Tony Scully (front, left) naming May 12-18 as Police Week. Scully also read a special statement to Pitts, whose first husband, a S.C. Highway Patrol trooper, was killed in the line duty in 1992. Also picture (back row, left to right) are Camden City Council members Walter Long, X. Willard Polk, Laurie Parks and Alfred Mae Drakeford. - photo by Photo courtesy of CPD
Following the April 15 Boston Marathon bombing, local emergency officials, including those in Camden, met to discuss the need for security right here at home. Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers briefed Camden City Council during its Tuesday afternoon work session about keeping the public safe in Camden. “I think there are things to be said and certain things that don’t need to be said about security and about things that are in place or, likewise, things that might not be in place,” Bowers said, explaining why he might speak in generalities during some of his report.