Camden now has another crime-fighting tool at its disposal, with 51 new cameras keeping an eye on trouble.

It's called the "eye in the sky" program.

Before the summer is out, there will be a total of 81 cameras, helping police respond more quickly- and helping to solve crimes.

And extra help is desperately needed in Camden, since the city laid off 160 officers in January.

The city has hired back 75 so far.

But with fewer officers than last year, Camden is seeing more crime the first half of this year:

The night before Damon's steaks opened for business in late may, burglars broke in and stole about $3,000 worth of food and equipment. So naturally, the owner called 911.

"I called Camden police like twice, and they never showed up," said Stephanie Williams of Damon's Steaks.

The sad reality is the department just doesn't have the resources to respond every time it's called.

But now the force will have one more member: a police director who will handle the administrative load. His salary is $100,000 a year. Camden's mayor says she wants to hire back more officers, but she says the new director will free up the police chief for more crime fighting.

"Currently the chief had been spending time on administrative matters, personnel matters, which really takes his time and attention away from deployment," says Mayor Dana Redd.

Camden police officers still won't be able to respond to every call, but the chief says they're there when it counts.

"Because we have officers available proactively patrolling, and not just bogged down, becoming clerks in squad cars, and just taking reports and going from one radio job to the next," says Chief J. Scott Thomson.