Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says that in coming weeks, he’s starting a test in which officers on duty will post updates on Twitter — to better reach the communities they patrol.
A young boy has died and his parents are in police custody on charges related to neglect and abuse.
Among the many details in Mayor Nutter’s new budget is a plan to hire 400 more police officers over the coming year. Commissioner Charles Ramsey says that’ll help, as the department tries to keep up with retirements fueled by the controversial DROP program.
The mayor is setting aside $9-million in the new budget for design work on a new police headquarters to be constructed at 46th and Market Streets. It’ll replace the nearly 50-year-old Roundhouse at 8th and Race Streets.
Crime was up about two percent in Philadelphia last year. Homicides were up, but a driving force behind the overall increase in crime was burglary and other thefts.
Philadelphia is closing out another year with homicides up again. On a per-capita measurement, the city has the highest murder rate among big U.S. cities.
Philadelphia police issued a plea for the public’s help on Sunday in solving a triple homicide at a neighborhood convenience store, in September.
The Philadelphia Police Department is continuing its 42-year tradition of giving away Thanksgiving dinners to needy families.
A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting someone while off duty.
New disturbing details emerged on Tuesday as police continue their investigation into the horrific discovery of the four malnourished, mentally incapacitated adults being held captive in a basement in Northeast Philadelphia.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey was host for the event, sponsored by a Washington, DC-based police research group and paid for by the US Justice Department’s community policing office.
The “Occupy Philadelphia” protest at City Hall was in its sixth day on Tuesday, with several hundred protesters camping out on Dilworth Plaza.
Protesters with ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ woke up on Dilworth Plaza for Day 2 after spending their first night camped outside of city hall. They even received a visit from Mayor Nutter and Commissioner Ramsey.
The Nutter administration has extended its new weekend curfew for teens, even as it works with City Council to tweak the permanent curfew law.
The Philadelphia Police Department has marked the tenth anniversiary of 9/11 by honoring those who have served their city and their country.