3 tips so you don’t get burned

It’s National Safety Month. And to celebrate, each week in June we’ll share tips to help us all enjoy a safer summer in Queen Village.

Tip #1:  Attend a public safety meeting with our 3rd District Police Leaders.

Tip #2:   Have an outside security camera?  Join the Philly Police SafeCam Network.

Online registration takes only 10 minutes. Rest easier knowing you’ve done your part to help our Police protect you, your family and your neighbors.

Tip #3:  Throw a Block Party

The better you know your neighbors, the more likely you’ll look out for each other. Swap phone numbers. Tell someone when you’ll be on vacation. (Ask a neighbor to remove weekly circulars from your stoop:  they “advertise” that you’re not home.) So play it safe:  throw a block party, (here’s the application) and get knowsy with your neighbors!

So we’re curious — when is YOUR block’s party?

Thank You for Successful Toy Collection

Hello and Happy New Year 2016,

I pray this brief note reaches all of you and your families in nothing short of great health in the mind, body, and spirit. I would like to take the opportunity to extend my deepest thanks to all who helped make the 2015 “Women Against Abuse” toy and gift collection a great success. As a direct result of your kindness our officers and volunteers were able to collect, wrap, and distribute over 1000 toys and gifts to over 125 families currently receiving services from Women Against Abuse. In fact, the support this endeavor received was such a resounding success that our officers with the help of Santa and his elves, were also able assist several needy families in the South Philadelphia area as well as a children’s Sunday school program at a local church.

On several occasions I have been outspoken about the power that exist in the building of strong communities. Our success in building up organizations such as Women Against Abuse and their clients is surely a byproduct of that power! On a greater note, community collaborations such as these demonstrate the importance of community policing and is yet another shining example of why the police and the community are ONE great team!

Once again, thank you so very much for yet another wonderful holiday event and I look forward to our continued success in 2016. God Bless!

Lt. Michael J. Goodson #314
Commanding Officer
South Street Detail

Security Alert

QVNA has received information that there has been a pair of women knocking on neighbors’ doors stating that they work for Verizon, one wearing a black windbreaker with a Verizon logo requesting to come in to talk about Verizon services. The women did not appear to have paperwork or uniforms, and didn’t offer any identification. Verizon could not verify any reps in the area.

Always make sure to ask for and look at proper ID from anyone in these circumstances.