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15th District PSA1 Meeting

This month’s Philadelphia Police 15th District PSA1 Community meeting with Lieutenant Becker will be held at our parish Thursday evening – December 8 – at 7pm.

We will discuss your quality of life concerns, safety issues, and share resources and upcoming events in our community.
Your input and feedback is needed to make a difference!
We multiply our impact when more people are engaged and involved. Please invite your block captains, friends, and neighbors to attend with you! All who live, work, worship, and volunteer in Frankford, Northwood, Bridesburg, Wissinoming, and all neighborhoods that form part of PSA1 are warmly welcomed.

Enter Parking lot from 4400 block of GRISCOM (no vehicle entry from Frankford Ave)
Proceed on foot to Frankford Ave
Enter Meeting hall by way of courtyard gate adjacent to Frankford Hardware
Light refreshments will be served
Children welcome; bring a friend or neighbor too!

If you are unable to attend but would like me to raise an issue on your behalf or share your upcoming event, just let me know. Likewise, if you have a flyer for an event or resource and need copies printed for distribution at the meeting, feel free to send my way via email by 2pm Wednesday.

In peace,

Cristina Mancini
Senior Warden

St. Mark’s Church, Frankford
Phone: 215-535-0635 Mobile: 267-614-0345
4442 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Facebook.com/StMarksChurchFrankford

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15th District PSA1 March Meeting

See Something, Say Something.

The PSA1 meeting at Frankford Jefferson on Thursday, March 21st had some neighbors come out to hear from 15th District Commander John Walker and area Lt. John Venit discuss the PPD’s efforts in our area.

With the exception of Aggravated Assault, Violent Crimes are down. Narcotics Task Force “SURGE” patrols have been effective, but property crimes are on the rise due mostly to the market for Catalytic converters.

There are still some issues but all are asked to report any Activity to the proper authorities,  PHILLY311 for L & I issues and other City Agencies, or Email the Lt. or 15th District Community Relations Officer for Crime related.   See Something, Say Something.

Also, the PPD will be arranging another Civilian Police Academy class, come out and see the How & Why of Police Service in Philadelphia.

The next 15th District PSA1 meeting will be held on April 18th at 7 PM at Jefferson Frankford Hospital, 4900 Frankford Avenue.

Reported by Patrick Hodynski

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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

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Philadelphia’s 15th Police District Names Officers of the Year

Burgoon, Kennelly, Acevedo and Wilmer named 2017 Officers of the year

We were honored to be invited to the awards dinner held on March 26th by the 15th PDAC (Police District Advisory Council) to honor 6 officers for their outstanding performance.

Officers of the year Stephen Burgoon and Sean Kennelly were highly successful in reducing the number of burglaries in the District, many of them in the area of Northwood last year.

Roberto Acevedo and Thomas Wilmer did a great job investigating and making arrests in the thefts from vehicles that plagued the District last year. Many of those were in the area of the Frankford Transportation Center.

In addition, Patrick Owens and Megan O’Farrell were named Officers of the month for February 2018.

The short video below shows Captain Anthony Luca making the presentations and giving the details of the work by these Police Officers.

Congratulations to all involved.