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 »
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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 »
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Contact Us

Emergencies:

215-573-3333 or 511 from campus phone

Address:

Division of Public Safety
4040 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


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Services

Walking Escort Services: 215-898-walk(9255)

Penn Transit Services: 215-898-ride(7433)

Motorist Assist (Lockout & Jumpstart): 215-898-9255

Fingerprinting: 215-898-7252

The HELP line:

215-898-HELP (4357)

The HELP Line is a 24-hour-a-day phone number for members of the Penn community who are seeking time sensitive help in navigating Penn's resources for health and wellness.   Any member of the Penn community can utilize this service by calling 215-898-HELP.
Calls will be answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by Division of Public Safety professionals trained in mental health referrals by staff from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Students who are dealing with the complex emotional challenges of university life can use the HELP Line to receive information and referrals to the many health and wellness resources at Penn, including CAPS, Student Health Service, Student Intervention Services, Public Safety, and others.  They may also call on behalf of a friend or acquaintance. Parents who are concerned about their student may also call the HELP Line for assistance.

DPS Administration Directory

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Department Phone Numbers:

General Information: 215-898-7297

Office of the Vice President: 215-898-7515

  • Penn Police Records Department: 215-898-4482
  • Penn Police Detective Unit: 215-898-4484

Special Services: 215-898-4481 (898-6600 off-hours)

Fire & Emergency Services: 215-573-7857

Technology and Emergency Communications: 215-573-6670

Finance & Administration: 215-898-6696

PennComm Operations: 215-898-9441

Foreign Language

The Division of Public Safety's PennComm operations center supports non-English speakers with the use of AT&T's Language Line, which permits ESL speakers to contact the emergency number (215/573.3333) and communicate with an emergency dispatcher in over 120 different languages. Additionally, the Language Line can be employed by any UPPD officer in a face-to-face interaction, where the ESL speaker can request to communicate to the Penn Police in his/her own native language via a phone call.