Philadelphia Police Department

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. (credit: CBS)

Under New Policy, PPD Releases Names Of 2 Officers Involved In Shooting

The Philadelphia Police Department named two officers they say are under investigation for shooting at a suspect this past May.

07/03/2015

(The US Coast Guard and Philadelphia Police stage a mock "boating while intoxicated" arrest on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Mike Dougherty)

In and Around Philadelphia, Holiday Weekend Warnings About DUI

Officials are warning people not to drink and drive, on the roads or on the water.

07/01/2015

(credit: Philadelphia Police)

Philadelphia Man Charged In Last Week’s Fatal Stabbing of Girlfriend in Logan

Police have arrested and charged a Philadelphia man with murdering a 28-year-old woman.

06/23/2015

(Photos provided by Philadelphia Police Dept.)

More Drug Convictions Tossed Amid Ongoing Questions About Phila. Narcotics Squad

A Philadelphia judge has reversed dozens of additional drug convictions tied to a onetime elite squad of police narcotics officers whose members were recently acquitted of federal corruption charges.

06/22/2015

(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

(Photo by Mike Dougherty)

47 New Philadelphia Police Officers Sworn In in North Philadelphia

These young men and women are about to embark on an unpredictable and sometimes dangerous journey, with the mission to serve and protect.

06/05/2015

(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

Philadelphia International Airport.  File photo by Jan Carabeo)

Bomb Squad Searches, Clears Plane At Philadelphia International Airport

It’s not currently known what circumstances caused the police response to the airport or the search of the plane.

06/02/2015

(Defendants Carlton Hipps and Ramone Williams.  Photos from Phila. PD)

Case of 2 Accused Phila. Cop Killers Moves Closer To Trial

The suspects in the shooting death of Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III waived their right to a preliminary hearing.

05/20/2015

(Defense attorney Jack McMahon speaks with reporters outside the Criminal Justice Center in 2013.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

Attorney Thinks All 6 Acquitted Phila. Cops Will Try To Get Jobs Back

Two of the former officers have said they’ll seek to return to the force, but the defense team’s lead attorney says he expects the four other former cops to join the action.

05/15/2015

(Photos by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Emergency Responders Recall Frenzy of Amtrak Crash Night

“Controlled chaos would be an understatement,” said police inspector Mike McCarrick, who runs the police department’s East Division, where the derailment occurred.

05/15/2015

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Not Guilty on All Counts in Philadelphia Police Narcotics Corruption Case

The stunning verdict, following seven days of deliberations, was read aloud by the jury foreman: not guilty on each of 26 counts.

05/14/2015

(Philadelphia police AID captain John Wilczynski and officer Gary Harrison.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

As Philadelphia Hit-Run Incidents Rise, Police Department’s AID Pursues Justice

“We often arrest someone a year or year and a half, two years later,” says Officer Gary Harrison (right), who investigates many of these crimes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Annual Philly-to-DC Fallen Officer Run Bypassing Riot-Torn Baltimore This Year

Usually, the Law Enforcement Memorial Run, a 142-mile trip from Philly to DC, has a stop in Baltimore along the way. Not this year, organizers say.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

City Council President Delays Purchase of New Voting Machines

Darrell Clarke says the money is better spent on aging police and fire stations.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

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