PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 27, 2011 — A recent spike in burglaries in the Cobbs Creek and West Philadelphia communities has prompted state Sen. Anthony H. Williams and Rep. Ron Waters to organize an upcoming community meeting on crime prevention and community-based solutions.
Residents are welcome to attend the town hall meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at KIPP Philadelphia School, 5900 Baltimore Ave.
“This is an opportunity for the community to come together, share our concerns and devise productive solutions that will help improve our neighborhoods,” Williams said. “I welcome all Cobbs Creek and West Philadelphia residents to join Representative Waters and me, as well as local organizations that provide crime prevention services, to participate in this important discussion.”
Representatives from the Philadelphia Police Department, SEPTA Transit Police Department, Philadelphia Adult Parole and Probation Department, Philadelphia Juvenile Parole and Probation Department, Philadelphia Operation Town Watch, the Block Captains Association, Philadelphia Department of Human Services and neighborhood schools will participate.
For more information, call Don Cave at 215-492-2980.