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January PSA1 Meeting Cancelled

There will be no PSA1 meeting this Thursday, January 31st. The next meeting will be Thursday, February 21st at 7 PM at Jefferson Frankford Hospital, 4900 Frankford Avenue. The reason was Mix up with the schedule.

Also, under the banner of Turning a New Corner, job interviews will be conducted on Friday, February 1st from 5 to 10 PM at Oxford and Frankford Avenues.  This is being hosted by the National Black Police Association.


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Another Day, Another Shooting in Frankford

The shooting happened at Harrison and Tackawanna Streets, around 5 a.m. Friday, January 25th.  Police say a 29-year-old woman was shot twice in the thigh. She is in critical condition.

A man was found at the SEPTA station suffering from a gunshot wound to the hip. There is no word on his condition.

This is the same corner where 3 people were shot, one fatally, on December 3rd.  You can see the memorial behind the police in the corner on the left side of the picture.  Get the full story from CBS 3 at the link below.


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Frankford Crime Rate Continues to Fall

Major crime continued its downward trend in 2018 in Frankford.

We are using statistics for PSA1 which includes Frankford up to Bridge Street and Bridesburg because that is how the police report the numbers.

Even as homicide peaked at a six-year high with 13 deaths, overall crime saw significant improvement.

Aggravated Assaults, Burglary, Theft, and Robbery were all at the lowest level since we have been tracking them.

That is great news but you cannot ignore the effect of those 13 homicides, which are largely drug business related.  The sound of gunshots in your neighborhood does not lend itself to feelings of security and safety.

The good news is that there are some new efforts to address that problem.  The police are doing their part with an increased presence in the areas with the greatest drug traffic.  That police truck parked on the corner of Oxford Avenue and Frankford Avenue certainly makes a statement and the anti-violence group organized by Nashid Edwards and Jason Dawkins is working on some innovative strategies to work on the problem from another direction.

Have a look at the details of the report below.  Don’t be afraid to be optimistic.

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New Police Captain Has Plans

The new 15th Police District Capt. John Walker led a community meeting on January 3rd amid heightened concerns about crime and drug use in the Frankford area.

Captain Walker takes questions from the audience.

The meeting, which was held at Simpson Recreation Center, came after several recent fatal shootings in Frankford and anxiety from residents about the opioid crisis in Kensington spreading farther north.

Read the rest of the story by Jack  Jack Tomczuk of the Northeast times at the link below.

Source: Violence, drugs among top concerns for Frankford and Northwood residents – Northeast Times