Penn Police is committed to transparency in our community-based police organization. As a CALEA-accredited law enforcement agency, we model our directives on industry standards agreed upon by a variety of law enforcement associations, which are subject to member discussion and comment before adoption. We combine these standards with our unique state and local legal and procedural requirements as well as the needs of our community, and University policies.
Penn Police Directives
Penn Police follow many policies and procedures, also known as directives, in execution of their duties. This page provides several of the most recently approved versions of our directives. A small number of directives have redacted content as they may disclose sensitive information, such as law enforcement investigative techniques or contact information. These directives are reviewed on a constant basis and updated as needed, to reflect changes required by law and best practices in policing.
Penn Police Code of Conduct & Canon of Police Ethics
Penn Police Officers also follow a Code of Conduct and Canon of Police Ethics which set expectations and standards for officer behavior. These are both posted below for public review.
All members of the Penn Police are expected to follow all federal, state and local laws and ordinances, as well as University policies.