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.

Annual Toy and Gift Drive for the “Women Against Abuse”

This holiday season, the South Street Police Mini-Station, with your support, will be assisting domestic abuse victims.

Please place an unwrapped children’s and/or women’s gifts under the tree at the South Street Police Mini-Station located at 905 South Street. Gifts will be accepted until December 20th. Location students will wrap the gifts and the police will deliver to the “Women Against Abuse” secure locations.

-Lt. Michael J. Goodson
Commanding Officer
South Street Police Detail

Holiday Season Package Delivery Alert

As the holiday season beings, we want to remind you of ways to avoid delivery service packages from being stolen from your front door (including behind locked gates) when left there by UPS, FedEx, etc.  It is best to redirect your packages to a neighbor or business if you don’t have a secure place for them to be left.
Amazon also offers pickup lockers for your purchases. FedEx offers an app that enables remote signature, vacation hold, delivery instructions and hold at a FedEx location. UPS offers similar options as well.

Update from the South Street Mini Station

Last week I sent you a community crime alert informing you of several commercial burglaries in the area. I also gave some helpful advice to distribute to your communities which could deter crime and prevent them from becoming a victim crime. I also indicated to you that South Detectives had identified a person of interest in several these burglaries. I am please to announce to you that on Thursday July 23rd 2015 an arrest of two males were made shortly after 3rd District police officers responded to a radio assignment of a burglar alarm in the area. After interviews  of these suspects,  discovered was their involvement in several commercial burglaries
to include the Barrel House located at 625 S. 6th Street, Bridget Foy’s located in the 200 block of South Street, and Little Italy Pizza in the 200 block of Queen Street. I want to applaud both the Business and Residential Communities for their participation in the SAFECAM program. their participation led to not only an identification but the swift arrests of these males and end to their crime spree.  I encourage all communities to keep a watchful eye, with your continued involvement we can achieve much, without you we achieve little!

Lt. Michael J. Goodson #314
Commanding Officer, South Street Mini Station
905 South Street