Cecil B. Moore is one of the well-known streets of Philadelphia, and is now home to the newest campus police building.
Campus Safety recently moved into a building on the corner of Sydenham and Cecil B. Moore Ave. Quincy Eason, an Allied Universal Guard, told Temple Update he thinks it’s a great location for TUPD.
“Temple campus basically cuts off two blocks and starts to go more into the community…and around here is just starting to get better as far as safety wise,” Eason said.
This marks the first Temple Police Station on the west side of Broad Street. This station will be fully operational by the end of April.
Temple police thinks this is a prime location for Temple students. Former Police Captain Eileen Bradley says that it was a strategic plan to put the hub on Cecil B. Moore.
“The change over the last four years, the development of the west side of Broad St. have exploded and I think it’s important that we have a presence on the west side that not only the students drop in but also we deal with a lot of the community members,” Bradley explained.
TUPD is excited that they could make this a mini police station. Monica Padilla, whos helps TUPD with External Relations, says that this 24-hour hub is nothing but a win/win situation.
“The Cecil B. Moore area corridor is very busy…having Allied security there or Temple Police there, or our officers being able to work out of that location or Temple EMS working out of the location which makes it easier for us to communicate with our community members, students and business owners in that area,” Padilla says.