Kinsey hosts new 14th Police District Captain for public safety townhall

PHILADELPHIA, March 22 – State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., helped to facilitate a town hall meeting Tuesday night about public safety with14th Police District Captain Tanisha Richardson at First Presbyterian Church.

Kinsey and Richardson were joined by state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Phila., Councilmembers Cindy Bass and Anthony Philips, the offices of Sen. Art Haywood, D-Phila./Montgomery, and state Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Phila.; along with more than 65 northwest Philadelphia community members.

Richardson became captain of the 14th Police District earlier this year, making last night’s townhall meeting her first as captain. During this meeting, community members shared their concerns, with many offering to work with the new captain. They also got to hear Richardson’s plan to address public safety issues, including gun violence, neighborhood police patrolling and vandalism.

Kinsey stressed the importance of everyone working together to make the northwest community safer.

“The northwest is a proud community, and for us to make it safer, we must all work together,” Kinsey said. “I was pleased to see multiple members of our community offer to work with Captain Richardson to address safety concerns.”

Kinsey said that he looks forward to working with Richardson and the men and women of the 14th Police District.

“Captain Richardson’s vision for public safety addresses many concerns that folks in the community are dealing with,” Kinsey said. “It was important for community members to meet her, interact with her, and hear her vision. I have no doubt that she will do a great job as the new 14th Police District captain.”