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New Force Fighting Crime In City Of Camden

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CAMDEN, N.J. -

It's the start of a new chapter in law enforcement for the city of Camden.

Today, the new county-run police force will officially take over for the now defunct Camden Police Department.

Earlier this month, the Camden County Police Department Metro Division began deploying officers into Camden city neighborhoods on foot.

Today, the department will be fully operational with the swearing in of J. Scott Thompson as chief.

Gov. Chris Christie is expected to be there.

The metro division is being funded by Camden city's property tax revenue and state funds for municipal aid.

There was, however, a shooting overnight on the city's streets, just as the new county-run police force officially takes over. The shooting happened on the 500-block of south 6th street around 3 a.m.

There are reports that someone was shot outside on a porch, but there's no word yet on any injuries or if any arrests have been made.

FOX 29's Steve Keeley reported live Wednesday morning from Camden, where an additional 66 officers will join the Metro Division's growing ranks and hit the city streets.

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