Community Safety

You know to dial 911 any time there’s a threat to life or property — but you also can:

1) Submit crime tips to the Police

You can submit a tip online or by email.  Include as many details as you can, such as the physical address and names of any known persons. You can include photos and/or video. If you want the Police to contact you, add your contact information.

2) Submit non-emergency conditions to our local patrol force

Roll Call Complaints are designed to be an effective, proactive response to neighborhood concerns. Submit a roll call complaint to inform our 3rd District Police Patrol Officers of chronic neighborhood problems or conditions that are not of an emergency nature. For example, it is frequently used to report groups of disorderly teens that routinely congregate on local street corners.

3) Attend Public Meetings with 3rd District Police Leaders

Twice each month, the 3rd District Police convene two public meetings at which the Community Crime Bulletin is reviewed and discussed. These public meetings are posted on QVNA’s Event CalendarResidents and business owners are encouraged to attend.

4) Register your outdoor security camera in SafeCam

Online registration is simple, taking about 10 minutes to complete the three steps.
Why register your camera? You may be able to assist police investigations that occur in the vicinity of your security camera.
There is no cost associated with registration and your information is confidential. You may delete your registration at any time.

5) Get a FREE gun lock

The City of Philadelphia will give you a FREE gun lock, no questions asked. Pick one up at the front desk of the Sheriff’s Office on the 5th Floor of 100 S. Broad Street between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, or call 215-686-3572. Learn about safe gun storage options here.

6) Register your burglar alarm

Philly requires all burglar alarms to be registered and imposes a $50 annual registration fee. Download the registration form or call (215) 567-2605 to request a form by mail.