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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

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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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Deadly Shooting in Frankford

Philadelphia Police are investigating a homicide at Oakland and Bridge Streets on Monday, June 19th.


This is the 5th homicide this years in the 15th District PSA1.  See the rest of the story at the link below.  If you are interested in talking to the police about this or anything else, come to the PSA1 meeting on Thursday, June 22nd at 7 PM at Aria Jefferson Hospital.  Captain Luca is scheduled to attend.

Source: Deadly shooting in Northwood section of Philadelphia |

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15th District PSA1 Crime Report

This report is for Frankford in the PSA1 area.  Frankford, between Bridge Street and Cheltenham Avenue, is in PSA2 and we can’t accurately break out those numbers.  There have been at least 2 homicides in that area so far this year.

Taking a different look at the numbers to see if there is a trend.

Comparing the last four years: More people are being shot so far this year. Burglary is going down. Robbery going down. Homicide about the same. Theft is going down.  Aggravated Assaults up.  Crime with firearms up.


No more arrests for vagrancy and loitering.  The theory is that this will free up the police to respond to more serious issues.

The bike patrols, as promised, have been implemented.  You will see them primarily between Brill and Arrott Streets and from Penn to Duffield. They do drop in to other locations however, I noticed a group down on Orthodox at Trenton Avenue last week.  The schedule varies so the bad guys can’t tell wen they will be swooping down on them.

Come to the next PSA1 meeting on September 22nd at 7 PM at the Bridesburg Boys and Girls Club at 1901 Bridge Street.  Find out what is really happening, first hand.



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15th District PSA1 Meeting

The 15th District PSA1 Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 28th at 7 PM at Aria Hospital.  Come talk to Lt. Gordon and get some answers.  If you want answers, he is the guy.

septa cops

I met these guys last week.  They are SEPTA bike cops taking a break and disrupting the usual play at Margaret-Orthodox.  At the last PSA1 meeting, Captain Luca talked about greater cooperation between the City and SEPTA.

If you are not part of the solution, you may be part of the problem.