DPS Greets Visitors for our Annual Open House
On October 3, 2012, from 1-4pm, the Division of Public Safety hosted visitors from across University City to tour our facilities at 4040 Chestnut Street. Guests were introduced to the PennComm communication center, which is the location of our emergency call center and CCTV patrol; toured our fingerprinting processing area and cell blocks; learned about bike safety and our RAD self-defense program; climbed aboard our police motorcycles and T3 vehicle; played along in the FATS simulator, learning appropriate actions for police in high-pressure situations; learned about fire safety first-hand, training to utilize a fire extinguisher on a fire; viewed our EOC (Emergency Operations Center), which is used by our leadership team to manage emergency response; met with the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) who explained how their volunteer group of students provides essential medical support across campus; and enjoyed good food and cheer with the entire DPS staff.
Afaf Meleis, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, Patrick Burke, Vice Dean of Administration and Finance,
Mitch Yanak, Director of Technology and Emergency Communications, Maureen S. Rush, Vice President for Public Safety