Partnerships in Safety
Safety Infrastructure Improvements: The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) announced the Temple University Police Department will receive a grant for $1.77 million for safety enhancements focused on crime-fighting technology including gunshot detection devices, license plate readers, security cameras and upgrades to the Department’s Record Management System. In addition, the grant covers police officer-related initiatives such as retention and recruitment bonuses, crisis intervention and de-escalation training.
Philadelphia Vision Zero upgrades pedestrian safety features on campus such as signals, turning lanes and crosswalks using a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation . The project will focus on Broad Street between Cecil B. Moore Avenue and Allegheny Avenue as well as Cecil B. Moore Avenue between 10th Street and 17th Street.
CompStat monthly meetings where Philadelphia commanders and supervisors review and discuss statistics and crime reduction strategies, track progress, increase communication, incorporate training, and enhance collaboration. CompStat is a performance management system used to reduce crime and achieve other Police Department goals by emphasizing information-sharing, responsibility and accountability, and improving effectiveness. It includes four generally recognized core components: (1) timely and accurate information or intelligence; (2) rapid deployment of resources; (3) effective tactics; and (4) consistent follow-up. Executive leadership meetings with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) district-level and executive leadership, and Temple University leadership are opportunities to discuss staffing and resource allocations, crime reduction strategies, case updates, and collaboration.
Operation Pinpoint deployment plan to impact gun violence in the city. You can learn more about the city’s plan to redeploy 100 officers to districts with high rates of gun violence in this Philadelphia Tribune article.
A variety of community-centric programs provide North Philadelphia youth with life skills and career development opportunities that keep them on a successful path at school. For some of our current offerings visit our news and media updates.