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Community joins CPD for ‘Police in the Park’
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Camden Police Department (CPD) DARE Officer Karen DeVors (left) serves up hotdogs, chips and pickles to kids from the neighborhood around Boykin Park on Saturday morning during the first 2019 “Police in the Park” event. The CPD started the series of park visits around the city in 2018. CPD Chief Joe Floyd decided not to cancel the event, despite recent shooting incidents nearby, as a way to show officers would not abandon people in the area. - photo by Martin L. Cahn/C-I
Despite recent shooting incidents -- including one just several days earlier at a bus stop about a block away -- the Camden Police Department (CPD) made the decision not to cancel its first 2019 “Police in the Park” event at Boykin Park on Saturday. CPD officers, with assistance from volunteers and representatives from other agencies, cooked up hotdogs; played basketball, horseshoe and corn hole throwing; danced; and otherwise interacted with children and their families at the park.