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Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey

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Nutter’s Budget Includes Funds For New Police Headquarters In West Philadelphia

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.


(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey.  File photo)

Burglaries, Other Thefts Help Push Crime Total In Philadelphia Higher In 2011

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 Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Closes 2011 With Highest Per-Capita Murder Rate In U.S.

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.


Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey

Police Seek Help In Solving Triple Murder At West Philadelphia Grocery Store

Philadelphia police issued a plea for the public’s help on Sunday in solving a triple homicide at a neighborhood convenience store, in September.


(A frozen turkey is boxed for distribution to a needy family by Philadelphia police officers. Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Police Force Donates, Distributes 500 Thanksgiving Meals

The Philadelphia Police Department is continuing its 42-year tradition of giving away Thanksgiving dinners to needy families.


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Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested For Assault

A Philadelphia police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly assaulting someone while off duty.


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4 Adults, 6 Children Taken Into Police Custody In Connection With ‘Basement Of Horror’ Case

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.


(Attendees pose for pictures prior to the start of a law enforcement conference on social media in Philadelphia.   Credit:  Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia’s Top Cop Hosts Social Media Seminar For Law Enforcement

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.


(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, right, is accompanied by Officer Chris Frazier during a walkthrough at the "Occupy Philadelphia" site on October 7th.  Credit:  Paul Kurtz)

‘Occupy Philly’ Costing Police Dept. $33,000 A Day In Overtime

The “Occupy Philadelphia” protest at City Hall was in its sixth day on Tuesday, with several hundred protesters camping out on Dilworth Plaza.


(Protestors were in sleeping bags or tents Thursday night into Friday morning outside of city hall during 'Occupy Philadelphia.' Credit: Paul Kurtz)

‘Occupy Philadelphia’ Begins Day 2

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.


(A sign announces the new curfew regulations in two sections of Philadelphia.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Extends More Restrictive Curfew Regulations

The Nutter administration has extended its new weekend curfew for teens, even as it works with City Council to tweak the permanent curfew law.


(Philadelphia crime scene investigator Leo Rahill, today wearing his "WTC" decoration, went to New York City right after the terrorist attacks to volunteer his services.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Philadelphia Honors City Cops Who Responded On 9/11 And After

The Philadelphia Police Department has marked the tenth anniversiary of 9/11 by honoring those who have served their city and their country.


(Mayor Michael Nutter, at lectern, and Philadelphia police officers talk about the city's crimefighting plan during a press conference today in the mayor's City Hall reception room.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Nutter Looks Back, And Forward, At Philadelphia’s Crime Fighting Efforts

While looking ahead, the mayor also checked the rearview mirror, looking at midyear crime statistics comparing 2011 to the previous four years.


Police Comissioner Charles Ramsey

Ramsey Reveals Plans To Prevent ‘Flash Mob’ Attacks

Speaking exclusively with CBS 3, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey revealed preliminary plans to prevent a repeat of Flash Mob violence which, last Friday night, left three victims beaten and robbed on Center City streets.



As Victim Speaks Out, City Explores Ways To Stop Violent Flash Mobs

City officials met last night to discuss ways to stop violent mobs of teenagers from rampaging through Center City. This comes after weekend attacks that left several people injured and an 11-year-old in police custody, charged in the attacks.