Headline News & Events

Breaking News

  • The City Ave District Welcomes
    John Collins as Director of
    Operations & Public Safety

  • Best of MainLine winner!

  • Project Updates

Next Events

  • August 18, 2014
    July & August Town Hall

  • August 20, 2014
    The Philadelphia
    Advertising/Business Show

  • July 31, 2014
    Exec Networking Event

  • May 29-Nov 6, 2014
    The Food Spot

  • November 6, 2014
    The Food Spot

Public Safety

Since its inception in 1999, the District has made improving public safety a top priority. We're very proud of our public safety program led by Pete Herzog, a former Lower Merion Police Lieutenant. The District works with leaders from the Lower Merion Township Police Department and the Philadelphia Police Department and private property managers and security forces on sharing information about crime statistics and addressing public safety concern.


Community Service Representatives

The District currently employs

eight full-time and several part-time Community Service Representatives

(CSRs) who patrol the District on bicycles from 1 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday through Friday and from

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. They communicate directly with the Lower Merion and Philadelphia police departments and help people with

directions, car problems, and first aid. Since the first CSRs hopped on their

bikes in September of 1999, crime has been reduced by over 50% in the City Avenue Special Services District.


Emergency Notification Program

The Emergency Notification Program allows the District to communicate brief emergency messages to all commercial entities in the District at the same time. Information on crimes and/or dangerous conditions in the District can be immediately disseminated.

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