Emergency Team Members consist of Penn Faculty, Staff and students just like you. Team Members become critical in supporting emergency personnel in the event of a crisis or emergency. Consider volunteering today! Read More »
Security Services offers free 24/7 lockout & jump-start services to anyone on Penn's campus. Simply call 215-573-3333 and a Public Safety Officer will be dispatched to your location. Read More »
The PennComm operations team provides emergency communications and response between all members of the Penn and University City communities and police, fire and medical emergency responders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all while virtually patrolling Penn's campus using state-of-the art cctv technology. Read More »
Policing an open, urban, multicultural and densely-populated university environment such as Penn requires at the core, a strong commitment to the philosophy of community-based policing practices. Read More »
Security Services offers free 24/7 lockout & jump-start services to anyone on Penn's campus. Simply call 215-573-3333 and a Public Safety Officer will be dispatched to your location. Read More »
The University of Pennsylvania Police Department is a fully-accredited police department, and has been since March 2001, through the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), which administers a rigorous accreditation process whereby law enforcement agencies must adhere to over 440 standards, codes and state-of-the-art practices. Read More »
The Department of Special Services within the Division of Public Safety offers free-of-charge RAD classes for both men and women! Read More »

Message from the Vice President

Penn is an urban college campus, well-integrated into a vibrant University City community, which offers students, staff and faculty access to a wonderfully diverse cultural, arts and restaurant scene....
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Maureen S. Rush, M.S., CPP
Vice President for Public Safety

News, Events & Announcements

DPS and Student Health Launch Helmet Safety Campaign

Helmet-Campaign-VERSION-8-WEB.jpg As part of an ongoing effort to encourage bicycle helmet usage by Penn students, staff and faculty and area community members, the Division of Public Safety has partnered with Student Health Service to remind everyone to "Wear Your Helmet". The campaign, which currently features potential future Penn students of varying age...

UPPD Bike Patrol Officers Compete at IPMBA Conference

Bike-Patrol.jpg Congratulations to our Bike Patrol Trainers, Officers Dave Dager and Chris Denshuick. At the 2014 International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) conference held in Tampa, Florida, Dave came in 2nd place in the 50 and over individual competition and Chris's team came in 2nd place in the team completion. Kudos to Chri...

2014 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report Now Available

DPS and BSD Participate in School Supply Drive for Local Non-Profit

Ryan Vet Hospital Enjoys Visit from the Philadelphia Police Mounted Patrol!

DPS Welcomes the Class of 2018!

Campus Safety Notices

Advisory:  Possible Strike of SEPTA’s Union Workers A possible strike by SEPTA’s workers is again at the forefront of the news. The union workforce of SEPTA’s City Transit D...

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