Community Safety


When neighbors look out for each other, everyone is safer.


If a crime is in process or you have an emergency, always call 911. Don’t assume that someone else has already called.

Philly 311

Philly311 is Philadelphia’s system for dealing with a variety of urban problems that are not emergencies. These may include:

  • Street issues like abandoned cars, fallen trees, potholes or traffic signal problems; 
  • Building issues like fire and safety violations, vacant buildings, structures in danger of collapse, or people doing construction without a permit; and
  • Trash issues like graffiti, illegal dumping, missed trash or recycling collection, or messy vacant lots.

You can submit a 311 request by calling 3-1-1, emailing, or tweeting @philly311. You can also download the Philly311 app.

Report to 311


To submit a tip to the Philadelphia Police Department, call 215-686-TIPS (8477), text 773847, or email If you live in the 24th District, you also have your own tip line: 215-685-3281.

Include as many details as you can, such as the street address or names of any people you can identify. Include contact information if you would like the police to follow up with you directly. Use email to send photos or video.

Submit a Tip

If you don’t feel safe making a report, contact Jessica Hoffman at or 215-427-0350 x103.

Learn about Crime on Your Block

To see a map of recent data for your area, please visit the City of Philadelphia’s Atlas, enter your address, and select the “Nearby” tab from the menu.

See crime in my area

Get to Know Your Local Police

NKCDC’s service area is served by two police districts. Both host regular community meetings to report on their work and take questions from neighbors.

Find your police district

Community Based Crime Reduction

We CAN (Change & Action Now) is three nonprofits—HACE, Impact Services and NKCDC—coming together to support Kensington and Fairhill residents, community organizations and the police.

Learn More