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Home Safety Workshop May 1st

5:30PM - Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Upstairs, Free Library @ Broad & Morris Sts.

It's getting warmer, and that usually means an increase in home break-ins.  Whether you're new to the neighborhood, or have lived here for ages, its never too late to learn new ways to help protect your home and property.

Come get safety tips and learn about home safety products, ask questions and get lots of information. Bring your friends and neighbors! The more the merrier!  For more information, contact Becky Marx, Town Watch Committee chair.

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Philly Police Dept Debuts SafeCam Program

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If you have security cameras around your house, the Philadelphia Police Department would like your help.  Through their recently launched SafeCam program, businesses and residents can register the locations of their security cameras with the city.  Registration is simple and only takes about 10 minutes to complete the three steps.  You will only be contacted by the Philadelphia Police Department in the future if there is a criminal incident in the vicinity of your security camera. Police personnel, if necessary, may request a copy of any video captured by your camera, which may assist in the investigation of a crime.

You can sign up through their website at https://safecam.phillypolice.com/ — registrants will get a window decal that may be proudly displayed on their home or business.

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SeeClickFix Contest Winners

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The world's first ever SeeClickFix contest has ended, and the results are in!  Winning "the Squeakiest Wheel award" with a total of 31 submissions is Gene Twilley, aka Mr. T (willey), reporting on graffiti and overgrown lots, among other things.  The winner of "the Captain Random award" is Samantha Nestor, aka Sammypants, with 10 entries.  The winners can pick up their awards at the next general meeting.

Thanks to everyone who entered!  Just because the contest is over doesn't mean you can't submit issues — please keep sending them in!

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Town Watch Advisory - Home Burglaries

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The 17th District Police would like to continue to advise residents of an increase in home burglaries in the area.  Please be on the lookout for any suspicious activity, particularly unknown people loitering in front of houses during daylight hours when many neighbors may be at work.

The police request that you call 911 if you notice anything suspicious.  Please be sure to give the operator know as much information about the situation as possible when you call, including number and descriptions of individuals, clothing, distinguishing features, etc.

As always, please continue to submit 311 or See Click Fix complaints for broken streetlights, vacant homes, squatters, or any other issues that may be facilitating additional crimes.

Additional town watch and safety advisories can be found on the 17th District Captain's blog.

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March 2011 Town Watch Updates

The Town Watch Committee had its first town watch walk on March 7. We walked around the neighborhood recording issues to enter into the 311 system, which resulted in over 20 tickets being added.

On March 24, we had out introductory Town Watch Training with Town Watch Integrated Services, a division of the City of Philadelphia.  The date for the next training session will be announced shortly.

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First Town Watch Walk of 2011

Monday, March 7th @ 5:30 p.m.
DiSilvestro Rec Center (15th & Morris Streets)

Our first Town Watch walk is scheduled for Monday, March 7 at 5:30pm at DiSilvestro.  Dogs & strollers welcome!  If you would be interested in participating in a monthly walk, please contact Becky from the Town Watch committee.

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