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 »

Emergency Procedures

When an emergency event unfolds on campus, will you be ready to take the appropriate actions to remain free from harm? Fire, severe weather conditions, hazardous material, finding a suspicious package, or a person intent on doing harm to others are all realistic scenarios that occur on college campuses around the world. Simple and decisive actions taken in response to an evolving emergency can mean the difference between death or serious injury and staying safe. The basic concepts used to keep people safe in an emergency are knowing how to evacuate, Lock Down, Lock Out or Shelter-In-Place.

Knowing how to react during an emergency can save your life. Below are several emergency scenarios and procedures that you should be familiar with. Simply click on the button corresponding to the procedure you want to learn more about.

To review the definitions and subsequent procedures, click on any scenario to the right.