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    Officers of the Month recently honored at 15th PDAC meeting

    Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council last week honored Officers Stephen Korpalski and Stephanie Johnson as their August Officers of the Month.

    Promoting peace in the Northeast

    District Attorney Seth Williams led a contingent of city prosecutors who joined police officers and Northeast community leaders in a Ride for Peace on Saturday morning. The bicycle tour highlighted the 2nd Police District Advisory Council’s annual Community Day at Target, Bustleton and Bleigh avenues. The cyclists rode 12 miles through portions of Castor Gardens, Oxford Circle, Summerdale, Crescentville and Lawndale with an escort of police vehicles in an effort to promote healthy, nonviolent activities. The route passed several locations of recent gun violence in the 2nd Police District. Other participants included Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd district; and Lynn and Larry Genetti, the chairwoman and treasurer of the 2nd PDAC. 

    Register valuables in free crime-prevention program

    The 7th Police District Advisory Council and Philadelphia police encourage all residents and businesses to register for Operation Identification, a free crime-prevention program.

    15th PDAC honors officers

    Those two guys on the 3300 block of Tyson Avenue late on March 11 were cops. That turned out to be bad news for the three other guys who were attacking and robbing a man. They’re now in custody.

    2nd PDAC honors Officer of the Month

    Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored Baldomiro Soares as the district’s February Officer of the Month during their April 8 meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home on Tabor Avenue.

    15th PDAC elects board members

    Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council elected board members during their March 31 meeting at the Mayfair Community Center. Alan Leppert, of One Step Forward, is the organization’s new president. Joe Valecce of Council 21 Glassers was elected as the board’s vice president. Phil Pappas of the West Frankford Town Watch was re-elected secretary; Pete Specos of the Frankford Civic Association is back as treasurer; and Gina Panchella of the Northwood Civic Association again will handle public relations.

    7th PDAC discusses new council regulations

    There will be no more free lunches in the 7th Police District Advisory Council. From now on, there’s going to be a little bit of work involved. Chairman Mike Myers delivered that message to 7th PDAC members during the group’s meeting on Feb. 20 at CORA Services.

    Northeast nonprofit helps victims and crime witnesses

    A Northeast-based nonprofit can provide financial help to crime victims, the organization’s executive director last week told 15th Police District Advisory Council members.

    8th District names officers of the year

    State Rep. Ed Neilson joined members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council recently to recognize five members of the district as Officers of the Year. The honorees were (front, from left) Rosario Capaccio of 3-Squad, James Boccalupo of 1-Squad, Richard Greger of 2-Squad, Mark Mazzoni of 5-Squad and Dan Richardson of 5-Squad. Also pictured are (back, from left) Police Chaplain Nancy Waidel, Police Chaplain Bill Parks, Neilson, Capt. Len Ditchkofsky and 8th PDAC Chairman Harry Sonntag. According to Ditchkofsky, the district commander, the officers were selected for their “consistent service” to the district, their excellent attendance record and teamwork. 

    15th PDAC elects officers

    Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council will be electing the organization’s officers during their Dec. 30 meeting at the Mayfair Community Center.

    24th Police District Advisory Council provides Thanksgiving meals for officers

    Another way the community is showing the Thanksgiving spirit. 

    2nd District officers awarded for heroic rescue

    Aug. 14 was not a particularly typical day in the neighborhood.

    15th PDAC announces new community relations officer

    There is a new community relations officer at the 15th Police District, members of the district’s advisory council learned at their Sept. 30 session. Officer Keisha Jacobs, with the department since 1998, is replacing Officer Sharon Krause, who has been the 15th’s CRO for several years and is now the district’s Compstat officer.

    Shootings are down in the 15th district

    Capt. John McCloskey, the 15th Police District commander, said shootings in the district, the city’s largest and busiest, are down 50 percent over last year.

    Officers honored for arrests

    Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored four patrolmen as officers of the month for February and March during its May 14 meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.

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