PSA1 Town Watch

Lt. Duane Gordon at the PSA1 meeting on September 24th described the Town Watch being formed in PSA1.  PSA1 includes Frankford/Northwood and Bridesburg.

Reverend Clodfelter, Rector of St. Marks at first expressed reservations about residents fearing retaliation for participation in Town Watch.  In many neighborhoods that is a reality.  However, volunteers are not being asked to patrol or take any public action.  You are being asked to use your eyes and ears and then report, to a special phone number, any activity that is suspicious or criminal.  The phone number will be dedicated to the 15th district PSA1 use only and a knowledgeable person will be assigned to take your calls.  You will not call 911.  This will give your report special handling.

To volunteer, email Lt. Gordon at duane.gordon@phila.gov.  He needs to know your name and what block you live on.

There will be more information at the next PSA1 meeting, which is on October 22nd at 7 PM at Aria Hospital.