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

Announcing the 898-HELP Line

Help Line   A Message to the Penn Community
Announcing the Launch of the HELP Line From Amy Gutmann, President
 Vincent Price, Provost
 Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President   We are pleased to announce that the University has now launched the HELP Line, a 24-hour-a-day phone number for members of the Penn community who a...

Opening of the New NNSA Alarm Response Training Academy

On Thursday, October 23rd, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) celebrated the opening of the new NNSA Alarm Response Training Academy at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oakridge Tennessee, and Penn’ Division of Public Safety (DPS) and Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) were at...

Special Olympics Charity Torch Run

Penn Ranked #1 In Safety & Security for 8th Year in a Row

DPS and Student Health Launch Helmet Safety Campaign

UPPD Bike Patrol Officers Compete at IPMBA Conference

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