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

PAL Day at the Palestra

PAL 66 The University of Pennsylvania and the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia (Philly PAL) hosted the annual PAL Day at the Palestra on Monday, February 16, 2015. This is a one day event held at Penn’s historic Palestra, which provided 200 children wholesome fitness-based activities under the guidance of their coaches an...

Spring DPS Commendation Ceremony & UA and GAPSA Recognition Awards

Commendations.jpg This April the Division of Public Safety, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Assembly and the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, will hold the DPS Commendation Ceremony and Recognition Awards for personnel who show dedication, commitment and outstanding service in keeping University City a safe place to learn, w...

Campaign for Community: Youth Empowerment and Law Enforcement Panel Event

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Announcing the 898-HELP Line

Opening of the New NNSA Alarm Response Training Academy

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