Under the special checks program, DPS officers check the exterior of registered properties for signs of criminal activity or security breaches at peak travel times such as during Thanksgiving, Spring and Winter Breaks.
The program is available without charge to residents in the Penn patrol zone, bounded by 30th Street west to 43rd Street and from Baltimore Avenue north to Market Street.
Students, faculty and staff who live in the patrol zone are encouraged to register their residence below. Be sure to list your contact information, other occupants, landlord if applicable, and someone other than a landlord with access or a key to the property.
Penn Police will periodically check the exterior of registered properties, for signs of criminal activity or security breaches while you are away. Special checks can not be provided for interior areas of apartment complexes.
Remember to close and lock all doors and windows before you leave, and, arrange for packages to be delivered to a secure location while you are away. There are several options for safe package delivery:
* There is an Amazon@Penn delivery location on campus at 1920 Commons, visit www.upenn.edu/housing to learn more.
* Campus Apartments tenants can have their packages delivered to the Campus Apartments office at 4043 Walnut Street.
* Penn affiliates can also have their packages delivered to certain college houses for a nominal fee.
* Utilize other delivery locations such as a FedEx Store or UPS Store.
Additional secure delivery locations: https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/packages/