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 Commendation Ceremony Held Wednesday, April 9th

Commendations-42014-060.jpg DPS held their spring Commendations Ceremony, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Assembly (UA) and the Graduate and Professional Students Assembly (GAPSA), in Claire Fagin Hall on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 5:45pm.   The presentation included the swearing-in of K9 Officer Socks by Vice President Rush,  and the distrib...

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

  Socks, Canine Officer for the University of Pennsylvania Police Department, will be receiving a ballistic vest thanks to a nationwide GROUPON EVENT that has raised over $335,000.00.   The “Occasions” campaign for Groupon Grassroots to outfit police K9’s with bullet and stab protective vests ran February 15th throu...

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

DPS Spring Commendation Ceremony Announced

Hometown Heroes Luncheon Honors Employer Support for The Guard and Reserve

Campus Safety Notices

Penn Relays

04/24/2014 - 04/26/2014
The Following is an Advisory from Penn Public SafetyDue to the Penn Relays on Thursday, April 24, Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2014, you should expect there will be hea...

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