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(Cell phone collection boxes are displayed at Philadelphia police headquarters before being deployed to police stations citywide.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Phila. Police Again Collect Used Cell Phones To Benefit Domestic Abuse Victims

The program, called “Hopeline,” is a joint effort among the Philadelphia local of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Philadelphia Police Department, Verizon, and the organization “Women Against Abuse.”

18 hours ago

(Tracy Lomax, executive secretary at the Philadelphia Police Department, shows a toy gun that the police department says looks too much like a real one.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Council Moves Toward Tougher Penalties For Selling Realistic Toy Guns

One measure restricts the sale of toy guns in the city unless the toy is brightly colored.

10/21/2014

(Jordan Davis testifies before City Council's public safety committee.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

City Council Committee OKs Hate Crimes Bill

Among those testifying in favor of the legislation was a transgender woman who says she was repeatedly victimized in Philadelphia.

10/21/2014

(credit: CBS 3)

Retired Philadelphia Police Officer Murdered In Virginia

Former Police Officer Virginia Hill, who retired from the force in 2002 after devoting her 24-year career to finding missing children, now has become a victim herself, murdered inside her Suffolk ,Va. Home Saturday.

10/20/2014

(Mayor Nutter and police commissioner Charles Ramsey lead a contingent of city officials making a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new police headquarters.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Work Begins To Convert West Phila. Landmark Into New Police HQ

The $250-million renovation will create new, consolidated city offices for the police department, the medical examiner’s office, and the Department of Health public laboratories.

10/20/2014

Stolen Pomeranian dog Chispa during home burglary. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Pomeranian Dog Stolen During Burglary Of Philadelphia Home

It’s one thing to steal someone’s television; that can be replaced. But it’s another thing to also swipe someone’s dog during a home burglary.

10/07/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Hundreds Rally in Love Park To Denounce Gay-Bashing

A growing coalition of state lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and other leaders are pressing for an amendment to Pennsylvania’s hate-crime law to protect the LGBT community.

09/25/2014

(The attack occurred in the 1600 block of Chancellor Street.  File photo by CBS3)

Center City Alleged ‘Gay-Bashing’ Incident Now In Hands of Philadelphia DA

“We concluded our investigation and got the file over to the district attorney’s office yesterday,” says
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey. “They are reviewing it now to determine who, if anyone, should be charged.”

09/23/2014

(Photo of the alleged incident provided by ACLU)

ACLU Presses Photo-Blocking Case Against Philadelphia Cops

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed its fifth lawsuit against the Philadelphia police department related to police interfering with civilians trying to photograph arrests.

09/17/2014

(The attack occurred in the 1600 block of Chancellor Street.  File photo by CBS3)

Same-Sex Couple Speaks Out After Alleged Attack In Center City

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey says they don’t take this type of incident lightly.

09/15/2014

Philadelphia Police Department's Boat team (credit: John McDevitt)

Philly Police Department’s Boat Team Holds Dedication Ceremony For Its New Canoe

There was a traditional Hawaiian blessing for the team’s new OC6, an outrigger canoe which seats six paddlers. The crowd was invited to touch the vessel, and then there was a celebration with fire and hula dancers.

09/13/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

36 Rookie Officers Sworn In to Philadelphia Police Department

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey reminded the rookies about heightened public scrutiny in light of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

08/29/2014

(File photo from CBS 3)

Heroin Buyer Convicted Despite Testimony From Tainted Phila. Police Officer

The defense argued that arresting officer Christopher Hulmes’ testimony should be rejected in this case because of his admission of perjury in an earlier case.

08/22/2014

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Phila. FOP Head Says Pa. State Senate Seat May Be His Next Goal

The head of the Philadelphia chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, John McNesby, says he’s likely to run for the state senate. And a new court ruling could boost the size of his campaign warchest.

08/21/2014

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

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