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DPS Leadership

Kathleen Anderson
Vice President for Public Safety

Kathleen Shields Anderson serves as Vice President for the Division of Public Safety, overseeing the strategic direction of the Division and its 181 staff members. Ms. Shields Anderson joined the Division of Public Safety in 2012 as Executive Director of Operations, after serving as a Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney. In her time in the District […]

Director of PennComm Emergency Communications Center

Matthew Corcoran joined the Division of Public Safety in August, 2012. Matt serves as the Director of the PennComm Emergency Communications Center, overseeing the day to day operations of the Division’s Emergency Communication Center, a 24/7/365 operation. Matt has over 27 years’ experience in the emergency communications field. He served 21 of those years working […]

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Interim Chief of Police

Mike Fink joined the University of Pennsylvania Police Department in 1987 after graduating first in his class from the Philadelphia Police Academy.  Mike served as patrol officer, supervisor, unit commander, and Deputy Chief before his appointment as Interim Chief of Police. Mike oversees all aspects of the department’s strategic, tactical, and emergency response operations. With […]

George Fox
Executive Director of Information and Security Technology

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 […]

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 […]

Director William Melleby
Director, Finance & Administration

Bill Melleby joined Public Safety from Penn Dental Medicine, where he most recently served as Associate Director of Fiscal Operations. In this role, Bill managed the Fiscal Operations Team, which oversees all of the Dental School’s financial activities including Budgeting, Financial Analysis and Forecasting, Payroll, and Purchasing.  His team works closely with Human Resources in […]

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 […]

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Director of Special Services

Paige Wigginton is the Director of Special Services within the Division of Public Safety. Special Services is a confidential resource that provides support, options counseling, and medical and court accompaniment to all Penn affiliates. Special Services offers 24/7 on call support, providing critical care to all Penn affiliates for criminal and medical emergencies, Title IX related offenses, and […]

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