Philadelphia Police Department


Report: Philly Crime at Lowest Point in Decades

Severe crime in Philadelphia – including violent crimes, robberies and property crimes – is at its lowest level since the 1970s, police recently told the Inquirer. 


Philly Pays $4.4 Million Settlement For ‘Regrettable’ Police Shooting

One of the most troubling police shootings in recent Philadelphia history has led to a massive payout. The Kenney administration announced on Friday that a […]


The Quiet Commissioner: Inside Richard Ross’s First Year as Top Cop

Richard Ross waited a decade for the chance to get into this chair. It’s a smooth, ergonomic number with a high back — a captain’s […]


Wolf Vetoes Bill That Would Stall Naming of Cops Who Shoot Civilians

Gov. Tom Wolf has just vetoed a controversial bill that would have limited transparency at police departments across the state.


Is Malcolm Jenkins a Model for Protesting in the Age of Trump?

Malcolm Jenkins looks tired. The Eagles have just wrapped up a practice on the Thursday after Election Day at the NovaCare complex in South Philly, and Jenkins […]


Why Is This Man Dead?

A phone call from Philadelphia woke Mary Lou Ferretti from her dreams. There was a brief conversation that was both incomprehensible and chillingly clear, and […]


State Legislators Approve Bill Limiting Police Transparency in Pennsylvania

Last week, we told you about three controversial bills being fast-tracked through the Pennsylvania legislature. One of them, a bill that would limit police transparency, is […]

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Philly Police: 13-Year-Old Girl Behind School Clown Threats

An investigation into a series of “scary clown threats” made against Philly schools has led the Philadelphia Police Department to a 13-year-old girl who said she […]

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Philly Police, Schools Investigating Creepy Clown Threats

Halloween might be right around the corner, but Philly’s schools and police aren’t clowning around. The PPD and the School District of Philadelphia released a joint statement […]


Reports: Police Fatally Shoot Man After West Philadelphia Stabbing Rampage

Two boys are in critical condition after one of their fathers reportedly went on a stabbing rampage in West Philadelphia that ended when police shot […]

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Ramsey: Police Must Be More Transparent About Shootings

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is calling for a national standard for how police footage should be released in the aftermath of controversial shootings.


After DNA Exoneration, Anthony Wright Sues City and Police

Less than one month ago Anthony Wright walked out of prison, where he had spent the previous 25 years for the 1991 rape and murder […]


Officer Wounded in West Philly Shooting Released From Hospital

Philadelphia Police Sgt. Sylvia Young was released yesterday from Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, four days after she was shot multiple times during a mass shootout in West […]


Police Say Philly Cop Tried to Mail Marijuana

Yes, marijuana is kinda, sorta legal in Philadelphia, but that doesn’t mean you can just go trying to send it through the mail — especially […]

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Police Seek Suspect in Creepy Flower Delivery Threat

Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect who is believed to have delivered flowers and a threatening message to a 42-year-old woman in August.