Posted June 9, 2020
Lou Cappelli, FPSCT&T Partner and Director of the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will appear on The Lead with Jake Tapper today at 4 pm on CNN. Cappelli will discuss community policing in Camden County, New Jersey. As a result of George Floyd’s death, and calls for changes to law enforcement programs, Camden has been has been brought into the national spotlight because of the city’s successful community policing programs.
From a June 8th NorthJersey.com article, “This broken city once symbolized the worst of America, with its skyrocketing crime rates, intractable poverty, political corruption and a landscape of abandoned homes where drug lords ruled. But this week, Camden symbolized America’s best.”
The heart of Camden community policing program is that officers find common ground with members of the community. Officers are trained on de-escalation tactics and actively participate in neighborhood activities.
Cappelli says, “I believe that the success in Camden can be replicated in cities across our country. It takes commitment from all sides – police, citizens, and government. We did it in Camden because we all committed to the need for change and work everyday to make lives better for all.”
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