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.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|PHILADELPHIA, CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, PA LEMHWA PROJECT||Department of Justice Offices, Boards and Divisions||16.710 Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants||Prime|
|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|
|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|
|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|
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in policy changes and $56,800,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
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.
|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.