Police Commissioner Ramsey to speak at Germantown community meeting on Tuesday

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will be in Germantown on Tuesday for a conversation about crime at the Southwest Central Lower Germantown Community Association’s monthly meeting.

A presentation entitled “Crime and Safety: Be Part of the Solution” will be made, and residents will pose Ramsey with questions and concerns about crime in their neighborhood, which encompasses the area west of Germantown Avenue from Berkley Street to Schoolhouse Lane, Pulaski Street to Greene Street.

The 6 p.m. meeting is being held at Holy Temple of Deliverance, 126 W. Seymour St.

Allison Weiss, a block captain and activist in Southwest Germantown, said that with recent organizational changes in the PPD – the 14th, 35th, and 39th police districts all have new captains, as does Northwest Detectives – she’s looking forward to learning how to coordinate ongoing community efforts with the new personnel, and hopes that Ramsey will address this matter.

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“We want to work together to bring about positive change,” said Weiss.

Another community meeting on Monday

Tonight, Northwest Neighbors of Germantown will host its monthly community meeting at Canaan Baptist Church, 5430 Pulaski Ave.

The group will discuss the Potter’s Field excavation plans, how to report drug activity and the benefits of becoming a block captain and group member.

The Philly311 Mobile Squad will be at the meeting from 6-7 p.m.

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