Kevin Bethel

(Credit: CBS3)

Communities, Police Launch Business Corridor Safety Initiative

The pilot program is called SafeGrowth. It will address safety issues around certain commercial districts in the city.

07/28/2015

(A frame from the "Be Sure" public service television announcement being distributed by the Philadelphia Police Department)

New Phila. Campaign Aims To Thwart Con Men Who Pose as Utility Workers

Utilities have tried awareness campaigns before, but this new one has what’s been missing: a way for homeowners to find out for sure if someone is scamming them.

06/17/2015

(Cherri Gregg interviews  Jahnira Scere-Jones and her mother, Jovon Scere, in the office of deputy police commissioner Kevin Bethel.  Photo from CBS3)

Praise For New Diversionary Program for Phila. Schoolkids

In its first year, the program has cut the number of child arrests in half. Jovon Scere is grateful for how the program helped her daughter, Jahnira Scere-Jones.

06/04/2015

Lori Walsh talking to a group of seniors at Watermark on Wednesday. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

PPD Reaches Out To Educate Older Population

Today marks the second day of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Senior Safety Expo.

08/07/2014

File photo of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  (Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Philadelphia Urging ‘Welcome America’ Attendees To Keep Cool, Keep Calm

City officials tell concertgoers to dress appropriately for the heat, carry items in a clear bag if possible, and leave the coolers at home.

07/03/2014

Mayor Nutter at the Widener branch of the free library calling for gun law reform (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Nutter Fights For Gun Law Reform As Part Of “Mayors Against Guns”

Mayor Nutter went to one of Philadelphia’s most violent neighborhoods Thursday, to urge congress to pass gun law reform.

03/28/2013

(File photo)

National ‘Occupy’ Gathering Set For Fourth Of July In Philly

Get ready for Occupy Fourth of July in the cradle of liberty.

06/29/2012