Police Foundation Targets 18th Police District For Rehab Project
The Philadelphia Police Foundation is heading a team effort with the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Department to improve facilities and equipment for the men and women in blue assigned to Police Department’s 55th and Pine Sts. building, which is headquarters for the 18th Police District and the Southwest Detective Division.
Philadelphia Police Foundation Board President, Maureen Rush, lead a group made up of Police Foundation Board members, police officials and city officials as they visited the West Philadelphia police venue to review work that has to be done.
Much of the new improvements are being made possible from a generous $100,000 contribution to the PPF from Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro Defensive Lineman Fletcher Cox.
Improvements will include a new HVAC system, kitchenettes, sound proofing for video interrogation rooms, rest room fixtures and paint. Home Depot will be donating equipment and supplies to the project.
“The Philadelphia Police Foundation is grateful to all of those involved in our Project: District Rehab,” Rush said. “Our mission is to make working conditions for our men and women in blue the best we can. For many police personnel, the district station is their home away from home for many hours of the work day. They certainly deserve a welcoming atmosphere at their work place to greet them every day and night on the job.”