There will be a greatly increased police presence and additional safety measures around Tanger Outlets The Walk next month during the NAACP National Convention, interim Officer-in-Charge James Sarkos said Friday during a community safety meeting.

It was the second weekly meeting of a group of concerned merchants and officials anxious to improve conditions for visitors and residents in midtown for the convention and beyond. The meetings have been called by City Council Vice President Kaleem Shabazz.

“We will have a big increase in law enforcement presence during the week of the convention,” Sarkos said. “We have reached out to partner law enforcement (for help).” Read More from Press of Atlantic City.