In mid-2013, a survey showed that OCD’s citizens consider a safe neighborhood to be their most important priority, and OCD continues its assertive role to keep our streets secure by:

  • Working with the Philadelphia Police 6th District to secure increased police presence during the hours they are needed the most
  • Funding supplemental officer shifts during peak weekend hours and employ a private security firm
  • Maintaining a radio network to link nightlife businesses with OCD security patrols and police
  • Investing in video camera equipment to monitor public areas, in cooperation with business and property owners and the Police Department
  • Commissioning transportation studies and pursue solutions with the Streets Department and the Philadelphia Parking Authority to address traffic flow and mitigate congestion