UPennAlert

Attempted Theft

Update: All clear in the area of 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Police and Security are patrolling the area. You may resume normal activity. UPennAlert: Attempted theft in the 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Police on scene, use caution, avoid the area.

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted theft in the 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspect who asked for her to give him her property. The suspect then fled south on 42nd Street towards Sansom Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.

Update: All clear in the area of 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Police and Security are patrolling the area. You may resume normal activity.

UPennAlert: Attempted theft in the 4200 block of Chestnut Street. Police on scene, use caution, avoid the area.

Suspect is described as a dark complected Black male, tall, thin build, in his 30s, wearing all dark clothing.

Last seen heading south on 42nd Street near Sansom Street.

Police responding, use caution, avoid the area.

Additional police and security officers are in the 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.

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

Emergencies 215-573-3333 / 511 (campus phone)
General Information 215-898-7297
Special Services 215-898-4481 (215-898-6600 off-hours)
HELP Line 215-898-HELP (4357)
DPS Headquarters 4040 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Walking Escort 215-898-WALK (9255)
Penn Transit Ride 215-898-RIDE (7433)

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 Escort and Riding services available to you free of charge. Additionally, if you have not done so, please take a moment to update your cellphone information for the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System as well as the Penn Guardian App which can help Police better find your location when you call in an emergency.

10/03/2012

Annual UPennAlert Drill Runs Smoothly on September 28, 2012

The Division of Public Safety conducted the University’s annual Shelter-in-Place Drill as well as an annual test of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System on Friday, September 28, 2012.  This test included sending out messages with the use of SMS text, email, and the Penn SOS (Siren Outdoor System).  The Daily Pennsylvnanian, the student-run newspaper at Penn, sent two reporters to follow the testing and view our procedures.  The article they published can be read via this link, and below:

http://www.thedp.com/article/2012/09/dps-tests-emergency-notification-system

Division of Public Safety tests Emergency Notification System

The DPS alert reached 95 percent of campus

By CAROLINE MEUSER, SPENCER SMALL · September 30, 2012, 10:07 pm

Sirens erupted at Penn Park Friday afternoon, pausing activities for a brief moment as visitors glanced anxiously at the loudspeakers. “Attention. Attention. This is a test,” the voice echoed, and everyone resumed play as the announcement continued.

At exactly 3 p.m., the Division of Public Safety sounded the Siren Outdoor System — a component of the UPennAlert Emergency Notification System, which also includes mass text messages and emails. DPS conducts an annual shelter-in-place drill.

Twenty-two speakers systems relayed the message, covering 95 percent of campus. In total, it took DPS three minutes and 51 seconds to send 34,960 texts and 45,709 emails. This is a rate of about 349 messages per second.

continue reading: http://www.thedp.com/article/2012/09/dps-tests-emergency-notification-system

 

Students, staff and faculty may sign up for UPennAlert by following this link.