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Public Safety

Courts

Housing the Court of Common Pleas; Municipal Court; and Traffic Court.

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District Attorney's Office

Providing a voice for victims of crime and protects the community through zealous, ethical and effective investigations and prosecutions.

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Fire Department

Serving Philadelphia for nearly 265 years. Look for material for awareness of Fire Prevention, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Planning.

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Inspector General's Office

Enhancing the public confidence in the integrity of the City government by rooting out corruption, fraud, misconduct, waste and mismanagement.  The OIG is the watchdog for the taxpayers of the city.

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IntegrityWorks

Explaining why and how the City operates ethically.

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Licenses & Inspections

Responsible for regulating the conduct of businesses and persons by issuing licenses, by conducting inspections, and by enforcing applicable codes and regulations.

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Managing Director's Office

Providing oversight, support and assistance to City operating departments.

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Office of Emergency Management

Educating  the public on how to prepare for emergencies, works with organizations throughout the city to prepare emergency contingencies, mitigate the impact of emergencies and enable the city to recover from an emergency as quickly as possible.

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Parks & Recreation

Promoting the wellbeing of the City, its citizens and visitors, by offering beautiful natural landscapes and parks, historically significant resources, high quality recreation centers and athletic programs, along with enriching cultural and environmental programs.

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PhillyRising Collaborative

Targeting neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia that are plagued by chronic crime and quality of life problems that require a coordinated, multi-agency and community response.

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Police

Responsible for serving Philadelphia County, extending over 140 square-miles in which approximately 1.5 million reside.

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Police Advisory Commission

Working hard to improve the relationship between the police department and the community. The Commission, in its diversity of composition and in its functioning, is intended to represent the external point of view of the Philadelphia citizenry.

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Prisons

Providing a secure correctional environment that adequately detains persons accused or convicted of illegal acts. We provide programs, services, and supervision in a safe,lawful,clean,humane environment; and to prepare incarcerated persons for reentry into society.

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Public Defender

Representing approximately seventy percent of all persons arrested in Philadelphia. The Association, however, has no power to appoint itself as legal counsel.

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Quarter Sessions

The powers, functions, and duties of the Clerk of Quarter Sessions are prescribed by the state statutes of Pennsylvania and the local ordinances of the Philadelphia City Council. Under current laws, Quarter Sessions serves the Criminal Courts of Common Pleas and Municipal Courts, as well as the Juvenile Division of Family Court.

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Regional Emergency Medical Services

Responsible for planning, interpreting, implementing and requiring compliance with the laws and regulations of EMS on the federal, state, and local levels.

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Sheriff

Responsible for the safety of everyone involved with the court system of the First Judicial District and for managing Sheriff Sales of properties that have been taken because of mortgage foreclosure or various tax liens.

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Town Watch

Promoting safety in the neighborhood by engaging institutions, community- based organizations, and local leaders to dialogue toward developing an agenda for action. These actions and plans involve pre and post intervention services while developing viable partnerships.

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