By David Spunt

CAMDEN, N.J., (CBS) — The Camden County Police Department is receiving kudos from President Barack Obama. The department is mentioned in a national report released this week about community policing.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is part of the national task force ordered by the President.

Eyewitness News spent a rainy Tuesday night with two Camden County Police officers as they walked the streets.

“We’ll walk when it’s raining, snowing, any type of elements,” Officer Virginia Matias told Eyewitness News.

Matias is from Camden, and plans to spend her entire career there. She spent time at the White House last week, to talk about community policing with President Obama.

Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson told Eyewitness News he’s honored by the national attention.

“We have to play a role that’s far more important than just enforcing the law. The handcuffs and our service weapons; they’re tools of last resort,” Thomson said.

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