Ribbon Cut On New 15th District Headquarters

by Alex Lloyd Gross

The move in date is right after Halloween to get the operations room up and running. . By the end of November, according to Interim Philadelphia Police Commissioner, John Stanford “we should be all moved over”. Today, was a ribbon cutting. It was scheduled to start at 11:00 AM but things did not get going until about 11:20AM. They were waiting for Jared Soloman who was a no show.

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo-Delaware Valley News.com A view of the new 15 District Headquarters.

The message was clear from all of those of the police command staff and politicians that spoke. Welcome Home . For now, the 15th District had been working out of the police academy on State Road. it was not exactly convenient to have officers do everything there, then ride back to the district to patrol it. The 2nd District already moved out. They are working out of a facility on Castor Ave. near Cottman.

The old building housed the 2nd and 15th .The second floor was Northeast Detectives. This building will house the 15th and Northeast Detectives. There is a space for the Inspector to work out of. The old building was falling apart. There was mold and other contaminants inside. It needed to go.

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo-Delaware Valley News.com Interim Police Commissioner John Stanford makes his remarks.

Inside there are basically offices. It is comprised of desks and chairs. There is a community room, a place for officers to charge their body cameras. There are holding cells and upstairs in the Northeast Detective area they have two interview rooms that can double as holding rooms.

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo-Delaware Valley Senator Tina Tartaglione makes her remarks during the ribbon cutting.

There is energy efficient lighting. Computers will replace typewriters. and there is even an elevator to get to the second floor. After the speeches were given, police brass lined up and Managing Director Tumar Alexander cut the ribbon.