At approximately 8:47 pm on Monday, October 26th, a large group of approximately 150 protestors gathered at 52nd & Locust Streets, and marched through West Philadelphia. At approximately 9:15 pm, approximately 50 individuals broke off from that group and marched to 40th and Chestnut Streets, breaking windows of businesses and vehicles in the area. The group then left the area, heading west on Walnut Street, out of the Penn Patrol Zone.
Penn Police continue to monitor the activity in conjunction with Philadelphia Police. Penn Police and Allied have increased patrols in the area.
Update 9:56pm: All clear in the west side of the patrol zone. Police and security officers will continue to patrol the area.
Update: Last seen heading westbound on Walnut Street at 44th Street.
Update: Last seen heading westbound on Walnut Street at 41st Street.
Update: Last seen heading westbound on Walnut Street towards 40th Street.
Update: Last seen heading southbound on 39th at Walnut Street.
Civil unrest in the area of 4000 block of Sansom Street. There are approximately 50 protestors last seen heading eastbound on Chestnut from 39th Street. Police responding, use caution, avoid area.
Additional police and security officers are in the area. For your safety, please ensure you lock your windows and doors.
The Division of Public Safety will continue to provide special checks throughout the Penn patrol zone, to register or learn more, visit: https://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/contact/propertycheck/
Please be sure to use the Walking Escorts 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.
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)
Help Line: 215-898-HELP (4357)
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
On Thursday, November 27, 2012, the Division of Public Safety held the Fall Commendation Ceremony. The Division of Public Safety’s Commendation Ceremony is a bi-annual event held during the fall and spring semesters The spring semester is conducted jointly with DPS, the Undergraduate Assembly (UA), and the Graduate and Professional Students Assembly (GAPSA).
The ceremony affords DPS the opportunity to celebrate and honor the work of our dedicated law enforcement and public safety professionals. Commendations of merit and commendatory letters were presented to members of the University of Pennsylvania Police Department (including the Detective Unit), the PennComm Center (Communications Command-Control Center), and AlliedBarton Security. Letters of recognition were also given to outside law enforcement agencies, such as the Philadelphia Police Department, and to various citizens from the community.
This Fall, approximately 50 individuals were recognized with commendations of merit, commendatory letters, or letters of recognition. The Vice President for Public Safety also administered the Oath of Office to a new member of the Police Department, Officer Marone.
Officer Marone is sworn in by VIce President Maureen S. Rush
Sergeant Risoli receives an award of service.
Sergeant Harrison receives an award of service.