We Are A Part Of Police District 3

We are located in the Third District of the Police Service Area.  District Headquarters are located at 11th and Wharton Streets, Philadelphia PA 19147. Please check the link for further contact information and Police service District Three meetings.  These meetings are open to the public and we encourage our neighbors to attend.


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    Prompt and detailed reporting of suspicious activities can help prevent violent crimes or terrorist attacks.  If you see suspicious activity, please report it to your local police department. Local law enforcement officers can respond quickly. Once they assess the situation, they can obtain additional support.


    A Concern is something that requires PennDOT attention for resolution such as potholes, drainage issues, or deer carcass removal. A concern should not be submitted for immediate needs or issues that could create safety concerns, like missing signs or roadway hazards. If the concern requires immediate attention, please call 1-800-FIX-ROAD to be connected directly to the county maintenance office in your area. Please refrain from using derogatory language whenever submitting a concern.


    Graffiti is a crime that generally occurs when vandals deface properties for destructive purposes, hate crimes or to indicate drug and gang activity. Other misguided individuals vandalize properties to showcase their tags and “pieces” on your homes, businesses, vehicles, etc. The results of which are a nuisance to property owners, many of whom are unable to afford the repeated clean up costs.

    Graffiti Reporting Tips24-remove_graffiti

    • Provide the exact address and zip code of the graffiti
    • Indicate what kind of structure was tagged (house, wall, sidewalk etc.) and where (front, side, back of property)
    • Specify what kind of removal method is preferred: painted surfaces can be repainted – we need to know what color. Unpainted surfaces such as natural brick, stone, and metal can be power-washed.
    • Be proactive – report graffiti as soon as it appears in your neighborhood.

    Vehicles that are parked on a City street in the same spot for more than seven days may be considered abandoned and are subject to ticketing and/or towing—even if you have a valid residential parking permit. Finally, if a vehicle is deemed to be abandoned and also presents any type of safety issue, the City may tow that vehicle immediately.

  • WHEN TO CALL 911



    In an emergency, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately from any wired or wireless phone.

    An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:

    • A fire
    • A crime, especially if in progress
    • A car crash, especially if someone is injured
    • A medical emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain, having uncontrollable bleeding, or any other symptoms that require immediate medical attention

    Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.

    When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions, which may include:

    • The location of the emergency, including the street address
    • The phone number you are calling from
    • The nature of the emergency
    • Details about the emergency, such as a physical description of a person who may have committed a crime, a description of any fire that may be burning, or a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency

    Remember, the call-taker’s questions are important to get the right kind of help to you quickly.

    Be prepared to follow any instructions the call-taker gives you. Many 911 centers can tell you exactly what to do to help in an emergency until help arrives, such as providing step-by-step instructions to aid someone who is choking or needs first aid or CPR.

    Finally, do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to.

    If you dial 911 by mistake, or if a child in your home dials 911 when no emergency exists, do not hang up—that could make 911 officials think that an emergency exists, and possibly send responders to your location. Instead, simply explain to the call-taker what happened.

Get Area Alerts with READY NOTIFY PA


ReadyNotifyPA is a great system that helps officials send emergency text alerts and other important notifications to citizens quickly. Alerts can be sent to your cell phone, pager, BlackBerry, PDA and/or E-mail account. You decide how you’d like to be notified. These alerts are free; however, your cellular provider may charge for text messaging. You can sign up for a variety of different types of groups: weather warnings, health alerts, City government closings, transit alerts, Sunoco Refinery notifications, and police district alerts.

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Megans Law

Pennsylvania’s General Assembly has determined public safety will be enhanced by making information about registered sexual offenders available to the public through the internet. Knowledge about whether a person is a registered sexual offender could be a significant factor in protecting yourself, your family members, or persons in your care from recidivist acts by registered sexual offenders.

Click here to be taken to the Megan’s Law website..

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