Biden in town to talk jobs and safety with Philadelphia Police

    Vice President Joe Biden is in town today to promote the president’s Jobs Act and talk about its impact for public safety professionals.

    Biden will meet with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, Mayor Michael Nutter and Director of National Drug Control Policy Gil Kerlikowske, along with other local police executives, to discuss budget cuts to safety patrols and how the Jobs Act could potentially help.

    “Through the American Jobs Act, $5 billion would support the hiring and retention of public safety personnel,” reads the press announcement from the Philadelphia Police Department. “By supporting such jobs, the proposed investments aim to keep communities safe from drugs and crime and able to maintain critical emergency response capabilities.”

    The group will be at the University of Pennsylvania this afternoon for the roundtable discussion.

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