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

Penn's First Annual Bike to Work Day

Penn Bike To Work 2014 On Thursday, May 8th, the first annual Penn Bike To Work Ride took place. The half-hour ride, which started at 8:00 am, began and concluded at Penn Park.  There were approximately 25 energetic and enthusiastic riders in the group that consisted of a variety of members of the West Philadelphia Community including the Univ...

2014 Broad Street Run

Broad-Street-Run-2014-1-1.jpg The 2014 Broad Street Run was held on Sunday, May 4th, with a record breaking 40,000 runners.  Penn’s Divisions of Public Safety and Facilities and Real Estate Services formed the “Penn Police Running Team”, starting a new tradition of collaboration between the Divisions. All members of the running team successfully ...

DPS Commendation Ceremony Held Wednesday, April 9th

Socks, Canine Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Police Department, will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT

200 PAL Youngsters Enjoy an Evening of Ice Skating at the Penn Ice Rink

A Fun Basketball Carnival Held at the Historic Palestra with Philly PAL

Campus Safety Notices

The Following Is an Advisory From Penn Public Safety  Beginning Tuesday, May 20, 2014, the Locust Walk pedestrian footbridge over 38th Street will be closed until mid-August.  ...

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