Philadelphia at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations

Full-time law enforcement staff, Philadelphia Police Department

  • 6,359 Officers
  • 781 Civilian staff

Officers per 1000 residents

  • 4.5 Philadelphia
  • 2.5 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
  • 2.3 National average

These figures reflect the Philadelphia Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated February 14, 2022


We identified over $26.4M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Philadelphia
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$125,000.00 09/01/2021
08/31/2023
PHILADELPHIA, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, PA LEMHWA PROJECT Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions 16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants Prime
$178,540.00 01/01/2021
12/31/2022
PHILADELPHIA, CITY OF THE HIDTA PROGRAM REDUCES ILLICIT DRUG SUPPLY BY AIDING FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND TRIBAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY DISMANTLING/DISRUPTING DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVING EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INITIATIVES. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Prime
$1,499,662.00 10/01/2020
09/30/2024
PHILADELPHIA, CITY OF 2021 JAG PROGRAM - LOCAL SOLICITATION PPD Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$143,920.00 01/01/2020
12/31/2021
PHILADELPHIA, CITY OF SUPPORT OF INITIATIVES DESIGNED TO IMPLEMENT THE STRATEGY PROPOSED BY THE GRANTEES' GOVERNING HIDTA EXECUTIVE BOARD AND APPROVED BY ONDCP. Executive Office of the President Office of the National Drug Control Policy 95.001 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated February 15, 2022

Settlements

We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in policy changes and $56,800,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

The family of Walter Wallace, a Black man killed by Philadelphia police in 2020, has been awarded $2.5 million from the city.

In addition to accepting the settlement funds, Walter Wallace’s family included a list of policy change demands, which were accepted in the legally binding settlement. These demands include that the City of Philadelphia purchase tasers for all patrol officers, that all officers be required to wear tasers while they are in uniform, and that the city provide necessary training to ensure that officers can safely operate tasers.

Policy changes Compensation
$2,500,000.00
2010 - 2014

Between 2010 and 2014, Philadelphia spent $54.3 million on police misconduct cases.

In 2015, The Wall Street Journal released an analysis of settlement totals from instances of police misconduct among the ten largest local police departments in the nation. Many of the cases involved in the analysis involved alleged beatings, shootings, and wrongful imprisonment. The analysis determined that, between 2010 and 2014, the City of Philadelphia spent $54.3 million on police misconduct cases.

Compensation
$54,300,000.00