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 »

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

DPS Administration Directory

Click here to view the DPS Administration Directory

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.