Indoor play day at Tacony PAL
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.
Drug dealers had been giving the 4700 block of Griscom St. a miss for a while, but they’re back, a resident recently week told the 15th Police District’s commander, Capt. John McCloskey.
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.
The 15th Police District and its advisory council will conduct a gun buyback from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Holy Innocents Church, Tyson and Torresdale avenues. Anyone who brings in a gun will receive a $50 gift card for a local supermarket.
Members of the 15th Police District Advisory Council on Monday night honored the Rev. Steve Wetzel, pastor of St. Joachim’s Roman Catholic Church, for his longtime support of the organization.
The Mayfair Civic Association last week bid a fond farewell to Capt. Frank Bachmayer, former commander of the 15th Police District.