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Crime Prevention

The Center City District provides a wide range of services to reduce and prevent crime and to enhance the perception of safety in Center City Philadelphia.

Alert Philadelphia

Alert Philadelphia provides immediate notification of emergencies to Center City businesses, employers, property owners, hospitals, residential groups, community leaders, law enforcers, first responders and private security representatives, among others.

Critical information is relayed on a timely basis via email and text message to cell phones, PDA devices, etc.

Alert Philadelphia is a partnership of the Center City District and the Philadelphia Police Department.

Crime Mapping and Analysis

Working with the Philadelphia Police Department, the CCD uses state-of-the art, computer-generated mapping techniques to identify crime trends or patterns and make strategic deployment decisions.

Philadelphia Crime Prevention Council

Every other month, the CCD brings together more than 260 federal, state and local law enforcement officials and corporate security professionals from the retail, office, banking, hospital, hotel and utility sectors. The Council provides an opportunity to discuss current crime trends, emergency preparedness, terrorism and other matters of common concern and to develop coordinated strategies to combat crime.

Crime Prevention Seminars and Surveys

The CCD conducts crime prevention seminars on request for Center City businesses, office workers and law enforcement agencies. Topics include: business and retail crime prevention, office security, street smarts, identity theft, credit card fraud, pickpocketing, travel safety, police-community relations and personal safety.

CCD will also conduct an on-site security survey at your Center City retail establishment or office to identify weaknesses and recommend measures to enhance safety and reduce the potential for loss and liability. Surveys can also include a review of security policies and procedures and physical layout.

Crime Prevention Awards

The CCD's annual crime prevention awards recognize law enforcement professionals and civilians who have helped reduce crime in Center City through their heroism, dedication and hard work.

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