EFF Meeting: Crime and Merriment

Don’t miss the next East Falls Forward meeting on Thursday June 16 — socializing, beer, snacks, and a special presentation on crime in the Falls.

Crime Map

Lisa Howdyshell, an analyst from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Research and Analysis Unit, will present crime trends in our neighborhood and provide tips and suggestions that could keep you from becoming a victim. (See her bio below.)

Afterward, she’ll take your questions. (Please Note: Lisa will not be speaking for the Philadelphia P.D., but as a private citizen.)

DATE: Thursday June 16

TIME: 6:30-8 (As usual, the McMichael playground group will meet beforehand from 6-6:30)

PLACE: BuLogics Building, 3721 Midvale Avenue

Come on out for a fun and informative evening.


Lisa Howdyshell grew up in Lebanon County, PA, a small farm town in Central PA. She attended West Chester University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation, Lisa began working for Chester County government as a Juvenile Probation Officer.  Lisa held various positions in her time with Chester County, first working with younger, non-violent first-time offenders, then in two alternative schools with juveniles under the jurisdiction of the court.

In her last position with Chester County she solicited non-profit organizations to serve as community service sites and worked side by side with juveniles while they performed community service. In 2009 she returned to school and obtained her Masters in Intelligence & Crime Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University.  In 2012, she was living and working in Florida as an Adult Probation Officer in Pre-trial Services when she was offered and accepted a job as an Analyst with the Philadelphia Police Department in their Real Time Crime Center within the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center.

She is currently a Research & Information Analyst with the Research & Analysis Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department where she researches crime topics and conducts analysis to monitor patterns and trends in crime.


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