Listen: Tuxes, Blackberries and the Key to Effective Policing

In the first of this two-part episode of the How to Really Run a City podcast, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey shares how he helped oversee a record low crime rate — and how more leaders can do the same

By Jessica Blatt Press

Guest Commentary: New Direction on Law Enforcement in Philly? Don’t Be So Sure.

Parker makes a politically safe pick for Police Commissioner, the re-elected Sheriff continues to be an embarrassment, and the SEPTA and Temple Police Departments struggle for survival.

By A. Benjamin Mannes

Partnering For Better Criminal Justice

“Court doulas” from Partners for Justice have saved more than a million hours of incarceration — and millions of taxpayer dollars — nationwide. Now, they’re bringing their work to Philadelphia

By Natalie Pompilio

Is Kevin Bethel the Police Changemaker We Need?

Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker’s choice for new Philly Police Commissioner transformed the school-to-prison pipeline. Can he do the same for the city writ large?

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What Should Cherelle Parker Do to Drive Down Shootings?

The Mayor-elect campaigned on stop-and-frisk, increasing police and bringing in the National Guard. Her constituents have strong views on all of that

By Mensah M. Dean

The Citizen Recommends: House of the Living

A new Elkins Park-based exhibit pays respect to victims of gun violence, while giving all Philadelphians a space to reflect and heal

By Erinda Sheno

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2023: Police Reform with Charles Ramsey

Philadelphia’s former top cop, a forerunner of transparency and equity in policing, will talk about the future of serving and protecting with former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on November 17

By Lauren McCutcheon

Ideas We Should Steal Festival 2023: Reducing Gun Violence with Roca’s Molly Baldwin

Roca, a program in Massachusetts and Baltimore trains shooters to refrain from shooting by literally changing their minds. See the founder at Ideas We Should Steal Festival on November 17

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy