CCRA learned that the Philadelphia 9th Police District is looking to hire 10 new bike officers. While this is great news, we also learned that the bike officers have to pay for their own specialized bikes and equipment. The money does not come from any city funds. The cost is approximately $3,000 per bike officer.
The CCRA Board is considering making a donation to the 9th District to help shoulder these costs. In connection with this effort, we are also soliciting additional funds from our residents and local businesses.
If you wish to contribute, please make your check out to “9th Police District PDAC” and forward it to the CCRA office at 1608 Walnut Street, 12th Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19103.