U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is visiting Alabama to discuss law enforcement work.

Lynch is traveling to the city on Wednesday as part of a tour focusing on programs meant to improve cooperation between police and the community.

Lynch will meet with new cadets at Birmingham's police academy and participate in a forum about community policing at the city's civil rights museum.

Lynch will also pay a visit to Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church, site of a racist bombing that killed four black girls in 1963. And she will meet with both Birmingham-area youth and police chiefs and sheriffs from north Alabama.

Lynch became attorney general in April. She's the first black woman to hold the position.