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Police and Communities

Philadelphia Neighborhoods has created a special report on police and communities, involving stories about crime, drug rehabilitation, innovative policing programs and cooperation between communities and police. Philadelphia Neighborhoods would like to express its gratitude to […]

Police and Communities

Strawberry Mansion: The View from the Street

Derrick Ford is the self-proclaimed “mayor” of North Philadelphia and he is known as “Rick” in Strawberry Mansion. Not only does he work for the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health, a funding source for substance abuse treatment, but he is also a licensed therapist and a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department’s “Heads Up” program, where he speaks out on the danger and reality of drugs. […]