Thursday, July 9, 2015

Professional Development Opportunity: Philadelphia, PA, Safe Commercial Corridor Program

For our Philly folks...some info. on what promises to be a good opportunity to learn about strategies to address public safety issues.

This event is presented by the Philadelphia Commerce Department and Philadelphia Police Department (PPD), with Philadelphia LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) and AlterNation Consulting.

The event is free, and space is limited to the first 100 registrants. Click here to register.

Monday, July 27 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
PECO, Energy Hall, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

How can community collaboration and design enhance public safety?

This Information Session introduces a pilot initiative of the Philadelphia Commerce Department and PPD to address public safety along and around commercial corridors.

The July 27th event seeks to provide community members, police officers and leaders of city agencies and neighborhood organizations with tools and methods aimed at reducing crime, enhancing safety and strengthening those crucial relationships between the community and police that ensure safer neighborhoods.

This opening session will include: an overview of SafeGrowth® and Crime Prevention Through
Environmental Design (CPTED) led by internationally-recognized safety expert Gregory Saville,
presentations of successful anti-crime, pro-safety projects in West and Eastern North Philadelphia and the outline of a six (6) month pilot initiative to address public safety issues along selected commercial corridors through SafeGrowth® and CPTED.

SafeGrowth® is a proven method of organizing and training teams of diverse stakeholders, including
leaders in community development, design, planning, law enforcement and government, to positively impact real-life crime and safety issues. CPTED is also an anti-crime approach that focuses directly on the impact and the relationship between the physical environment and the incidence of crime.

While the Information Session is designed for managers and directors of community based organizations, police districts, and city agencies, all citizens concerned about community safety are


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