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Antiviolence Task Force in Darby Borough


Last night District Attorney Jack Whelan, Chief of the Criminal Investigation Division Joseph Ryan, and Chief of the DA Antiviolence Task Force George B. Dawson and Assistant DA Ryan Grace, walked the streets of Darby Borough with local officials and residents as part of their mission to address violence across the county.

On the walk, the task force was joined by Darby Borough Mayor Helen Thomas, Council president Janice Davis and Councilwoman Jillian Theorgood.

Going door-to-door, the task force met and talked with residents, providing information and resources on how they can report crime and help to make their neighborhood a safer place.

Starting at Ridge Avenue and MacDade Boulevard, the location of the walk was based on the neighborhood’s prevalence of crime and violence, and an outcry from residents for change. The task force walked the community, went in bars, homes, knocked on doors, and greeted residents who came outside.

Back in June, the DA Anti-violence Task Force began its walks in Chester through some of the city’s more troubled neighborhoods. There, the task force met with residents and heard concerns first hand, receiving valuable information and tips on crime.

“Living in fear is just not acceptable,” said District Attorney Jack Whelan. “We want residents to know that we are here, and that with their cooperation in reporting crime we can work together to make their community a safer place.”

The Office of the District Attorney encourages residents to contact law enforcement if a crime is observed in the community.  Also, the District Attorney is asking for residents to contact local law enforcement with information concerning unsolved homicides.   

If you witness a crime, call 911 immediately.  If you have information concerning an unsolved homicide, please call your local police station or County Detectives at 610-891-4700.

Residents can also report crime anonymously on the DA website, or via Facebook and Twitter.