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The Center City District (CCD) has expanded its existing clean and safe programs by deploying a uniformed, unarmed bicycle safety patrol within the District, seven days per week. This 15-person patrol team operates daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

These patrols expand upon services that the CCD has provided for the last 30 years, including 100 teal-uniformed, sidewalk cleaners who sweep all Center City sidewalks no less than three times each day and remove graffiti; and 45 teal-uniformed, unarmed, Community Service Representatives (CSRs) who patrol daily on defined foot beats on Center City sidewalks and in CCD-managed parks to provide information, offer assistance to the public, deter crime and serve as “eyes and ears” for the police on the street.

The bike patrol staff wear bright yellow and black jackets marked Safety Patrol and operate seven days a week, including holidays on Center City streets. Like existing CCD CSRs, the bike Safety Patrols are unarmed, act as a deterrent and function like a professional town watch, communicating regularly with the police.    

Additional Safety Patrol personnel are also deployed in two CCD managed parks, Dilworth Park and Sister Cities Park.