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 »

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

The process of designing and maintaining a system of Closed Circuit Television Cameras within the Penn Patrol Zone for the purposes of crime prevention and crime abatement in 1999 was done through a collaborative process between the Division of Public Safety, the University of Pennsylvania and West Philadelphia community leaders and residents. A seven-person CCTV Monitoring Panel, comprising Penn faculty and staff, was established in 1999 before any cameras were installed in order to ensure compliance with the CCTV policy by the Division of Public Safety. This panel continues (with rotating membership) to coordinate and approve the locations for all installations of CCTV cameras in public spaces on and off campus.

Currently there are over 125 pan-tilt-zoom CCTV cameras and over five hundred fixed cameras on Penn’s campus and the city’s street all feeding back to the PennComm Center. Our CCTV cameras are pro-actively used by our dispatchers to deter crime and to assist DPS in enhancing the quality of life for the Penn and University City community through virtual 24-7 CCTV patrols.

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Map of CCTV Cameras


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