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Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police

Maureen S. Rush is the Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of the Penn Police Department.  Ms. Rush joined the Division of Public Safety in 1994 as the Director of Victim Support & Special Services. Ms. Rush then served as the Chief of the Penn Police Department from 1996 through 2000. She was appointed […]

Kathleen Anderson
Director of Operations and External Affairs

In November 2012, Kathleen joined the Division of Public Safety as the Director of Operations & External Affairs after five years as a Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney. In her time in the District Attorney’s Office, Kathleen worked in a number of capacities. In addition to preparing, investigating, and prosecuting major felony cases, including many jury […]

Director of Special Services

Patricia A. Brennan is a Certified Trauma Services Specialist who serves as the Director of Special Services in the Division of Public Safety at the University of Pennsylvania. In this position she serves as the University coordinator for support services for survivors of sensitive crimes such as rape or attempted rape, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence […]

George Fox
Director, Security Technology Department

George V. Fox is the Director of Security Technology for The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety. Before returning home to Philadelphia to work at UPenn, Mr. Fox worked at Harvard University as the Senior Information Technology and Security Officer for over a decade. During his tenure at Harvard, he sat on many university-wide […]

Director, Finance & Administration

Kostas Giannopoulos joined the Division of Public Safety in February 2017 as the Director of Finance and Administration. Kostas joined Public Safety from Penn Dental Medicine, where he served as Director of Clinical Operations, reporting to the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, and working with all Practice Administrators in creating standardized procedures and best practices […]

Director, Security Services

Louis Petrecco joined the Division of Public Safety in June 2018. Louis serves as the Director of Security Services where he oversees the contract security administration and management of security officer operations across the University. Louis has over 15 years of experience in the security industry with a majority of that time focusing on higher […]

Gene Janda
Chief of Fire and Emergency Services

Eugene Janda has extensive fire safety and emergency preparedness experience from his 22 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD). During his tenure within the PFD, he rose to the rank of Fire Captain/Acting Battalion Chief. Within a six year period, he trained 660 firefighters (approximately 25% of the force) and indoctrinated 250 paramedics. In […]

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