Local Safety Information

The 14th Philadelphia Police District serves the entirety of our community.

For NON-emergencies and inquiries, call: 215-686-3140

REMINDER: IF SOMETHING DOESN’T LOOK RIGHT, SOUND RIGHT OR ANYTHING SEEMS SUSPICIOUS CALL IMMEDIATELY! IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING CALL 9-1-1

The 14th is lead by Captain Nicholas Smith (pictured above). It is the largest district area in the entire city!

Did you know that the 14th Philadelphia Police District’s Advisory Council has an online presence? You can click here to find them on Facebook!

Tips From The 14th District

Tips To Prevent Theft From Auto

  1. Never leave valuables in your vehicle, but, if it is necessary, place them out of plain sight.
  2. Place shopping bags in the trunk of your vehicle.
  3. Remove all electronics from your vehicle such as Cell Phones, GPS, iPads, etc.
  4. Do not leave purses or wallets in glove boxes or center consoles.
  5. Lock all doors and secure all windows
  6. Park in a well-lit area
  7. Never leave anything with your home address in your vehicle.
  8. Activate any security devices for your vehicle such as car alarms and steering wheel locking devices

Tips To Prevent The Theft Of Your Vehicle

  1. Try to park in a well-lit area.
  2. Be sure to take your keys and lock your doors.
  3. Never leave your car running unattended.
  4. Never leave your registration or insurance cards in the car and always leave a copy in a safe place at home.
  5. Don’t hide a second set of keys in your car.
  6. Install a car alarm and/or a secondary switch. (KILL SWITCH)
  7. Don’t let potential buyers test drive your car alone.
  8. Register your car with the Police Department’s S.A.V.E. Program (Stolen Auto Verification Effort). This program allows police to stop your vehicle for investigation if observed on the highway between the hours of Midnight and 6 AM, the hours most car thieves operate.
  9. Do not under any circumstances leave a firearm inside a parked vehicle. A vehicle is not considered a secured location to leave a firearm.*

* Leaving a firearm in a vehicle can result in a revocation of your Gun Permit.

Police Service Areas

The 14th district is split into 4 Police Services Areas, also know as PSAs. You can find out which one you live in by taking a closer look at the pictures below.

PSA 1 – Lieutenant Michael Frisco

Email: [email protected]

PSA 2 – Lieutenant Marty Best

Email: [email protected]

PSA 3 – Lieutenant Benita Johnson

Email: [email protected]

PSA 4 – Lieutenant Demetrious Pittaoulis

Email: [email protected]