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Suspended Operations – Monday, June 1, 2020

Suspended Operations - Monday, June 1, 2020

Consistent with the City of Philadelphia’s announcement of emergency operations and City office closures, University operations are suspended for Monday, June 1, 2020. Only University employees considered essential for life safety activity who are notified by their supervisors should report. All Health System employees working downtown should be guided by direction of their supervisors.

Emergency215-573-3333

UPennAlert Public Safety Notice

Suspended Operations – Monday, June 1, 2020

UPennAlert: Suspended Operations – Monday, June 1, 2020

Consistent with the City of Philadelphia’s announcement of emergency operations and City office closures, University operations are suspended for Monday, June 1, 2020. Only University employees considered essential for life safety activity who are notified by their supervisors should report. All Health System employees working downtown should be guided by direction of their supervisors.

Penn Transit Services: Effective Sunday, May 31 at 6:00 PM, all services running on PennRides on Request have been suspended in compliance with the City-wide curfew.  This in effect until further notice.

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UPennAlert: Civil unrest occurring throughout the City including West Philadelphia. City-wide curfew in effect at 6:00 PM tonight.

Sunday, May 31st: UPennAlert: Civil unrest is occurring throughout the City including West Philadelphia. Additionally, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, has again issued a city-wide curfew from Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 6 p.m. until 6 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020. This curfew has been implemented due to recent civil disturbance and disorder that began yesterday afternoon, and is continuing today throughout the City. Please stay alert, avoid crowds and continue to abide by the COVID-19 Stay-At-Home order.

Penn Police and our Allied Universal Security partners have increased patrols to ensure that safety of the University City area.

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community. Please be sure to use the Walking and Riding Escorts available to you free of charge.

Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to sign up for the : UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian System which can help Police better find your location in an emergency.

Student Health Services will be holding remote appointments on Monday, June 1st.

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Saturday, May 30th: UPennAlert: City-Wide Curfew in Place: The City of Philadelphia has implemented a citywide curfew from 8 pm on Saturday, May 30th until 6 am on Sunday, May 31st due to civil unrest predominantly in the Center City area.

Additional Penn police officers and Allied Universal security officers will be patrolling in the Penn patrol zone, which encompasses the area between 30th and 43rd Streets, and Market to Baltimore Avenues.

Note, PENN TRANSIT SERVICES  to Center City have been suspended for the rest of the evening. Affiliates who have an urgent need for a transport to Center City please call PennComm at 215-573-3333.

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The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to sign up for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian System which can help Police better find your location in an emergency.

UPennAlert Registration: Visit: www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/upennalert for information on how to register.

Penn Guardian: Visit: https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/safety-initiatives/pennguardian/ for information on the PennGuardian system.

Contact Information: Emergencies: 215/573-3333 or 511 (from any campus phone)

Special Services: 215/898-6600

Escort Services: Walking 215/898-WALK (9255)

Penn Transit Ride Service 215/898-RIDE (7433)

General Information: 215/898-7297

  • Posted on May 30, 2020 at 9:53PM
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Safety & Security Partners

The Division of Public Safety works closely with City, State and Federal agencies in order to receive intelligence, training and long range forecasting of issues that will ultimately impact the safety and security of our community.

The Division of Public Safety works closely with City, State and Federal agencies, such as the City of Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments, the District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia Probation and Parole, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, the Pennsylvania State Attorney General, FBI, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Secret Service, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and City/State/Federal Homeland Security branches, just to name a few. Our goal is to be broadly connected to these agencies in order to receive intelligence, training and long range forecasting of issues that will ultimately impact the safety and security of our community.

More specifically, the UPPD and the Philadelphia Police Department, maintain a strong collaborative partnership, and share tactical, strategic and investigative information on a daily basis. In addition, monthly public safety group meetings are held with participants from multiple law enforcement agencies in the city, such as SEPTA police, Amtrak police, Philadelphia Housing Authority Police, as well as security partners from educational institutions within University City and property managers from University City buildings. The UPPD also has assigned personnel to work on varying Federal Law Enforcement Task Forces in a joint mission to attack violent crime issues.

Fire and Emergency Services (FES) maintains professional relationships with numerous governmental agencies that regulate life safety, property protection and process operational issues or respond to the campus during emergencies. There is a continuous liaison with Philadelphia’s Fire Department and Department of License & Inspections as it relates to preplanning for emergencies, emergency response and/or Philadelphia Code compliance issues. FES provides numerous informational tours and pre-inspection plans for all campus buildings in the pre-emergency phase, and participates in various exercises that enhance response capability. During an actual emergency, FES acts as Liaison to assist any outside responding Incident Commander in their mitigation role.

FES has also interfaced with other city Departments such as Water, Health, and the Managing Director’s Office of Emergency Management. A member of FES sits on the Philadelphia Local Emergency Planning Committee (PLEPC) actively participating in Chemical Emergency Preparedness for the city residents. And a member currently serves as the president of the Philadelphia Citizens’ for Fire Prevention Committee.

Additionally, FES interacts with numerous other state and federal agencies such as PEMA, Labor & Industry, EPA, DHS, and OSHA. Relationships are maintained with all response agencies that fall under the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

DPS is proud to maintain a positive and collaborative working relationship with the many safety, security and law enforcement agencies, which in turn, dramatically benefit the overall safety of the University City community.

  • Emergencies

    215.573.3333

  • General Information

    215.898.7297

  • Campus Phones

    511

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Philadelphia, PA 19104

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