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 BSD Participate in School Supply Drive for Local Non-Profit

The Division of Public Safety and the Business Services Division participated in the The Jarell Christopher Seay Love and Laughter Foundation Back to School Drive for 2014. Cheryl and Joel Seay are the founders for the Jarell Christopher Seay Love and Laughter Foundation.   Philadelphia school children will receive new sch...

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

RyanVetPPD.jpg Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital, one of the nation's busiest veterinary teaching hospitals, enjoyed an impromptu visit from a few four-legged members of the Philadelphia Police Mounted Patrol, along with their police officer handlers. Dean Joan C. Hendricks, V.M.D., Ph.D, welcomed the horses personally. The mounted patrol can be f...

DPS Welcomes the Class of 2018!

Zzisa Begins Her Training to Become a UPPD Canine Officer

Penn's First Annual Bike to Work Day

2014 Broad Street Run

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