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Gary Williams Appointed as Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Police Department

January 19th, 2023

Gary Williams, a 21-year veteran of the University of Pennsylvania Police Department (UPPD) has been selected to serve as Chief of Police following an extensive search. The announcement was made…

DPS Fall Commendation Ceremony

December 8th, 2022

On November 22nd DPS held its Fall 2022 Commendation Ceremony, which highlighted great accomplishments by members of Public Safety and our community partners. The awards represented moments of collaboration throughout…

Register now – Special Checks for Winter Break!

December 6th, 2022

Under the special checks program, DPS officers check the exterior of registered properties for signs of safety or security breaches at peak travel times such as during Thanksgiving, Spring and…

2022 Security Magazine Benchmark Report – DPS Recognitions

November 23rd, 2022

The Division of Public Safety participates in Security magazine’s 2022 Security Benchmark Report. The Security Benchmark Report provides security leaders across all sectors and organizations with valuable data that they…

Register for Special Checks for the Thanksgiving Break!

November 17th, 2022

Under the special checks program, DPS officers check the exterior of registered properties for signs of safety or security breaches at peak travel times such as during Thanksgiving, Spring and…

Celebrating the MERT 15th Anniversary!

November 9th, 2022

The Penn student-led group Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) celebrated its 15th Anniversary in style last weekend with a fun gala event. Attendees included many MERT alumns, including MERT’s current…

The University of Pennsylvania 2022 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Statistics for 2019-2020-2021) 

September 19th, 2022

NOTICE STATEMENT: The University of Pennsylvania’s 2022 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Statistics for 2019-2020-2021) is now available.  The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus…

PennReady “An Ounce of Prevention” Health and Safety Fair 9/30/22

September 15th, 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022  |  11:00am – 2:00pm  |  3901 Locust Walk (The field at 39th/Locust Walk, near Rodin College House) Join us! DPS, in partnership with the Penn MERT…

Appointment of Kathleen Shields Anderson as Vice President for Public Safety

June 18th, 2022

Kathleen Shields Anderson, JD, MBA, has been appointed Vice President for Public Safety at the University of Pennsylvania. Kathleen joined Penn in 2012 as Executive Director of Operations and Chief…

DPS Team “Are We There Yet?” to participate in the 35th annual Ben to the Shore charity bike ride

June 16th, 2022

The annual Ben to the Shore ride, formerly known as the Tour de Shore, will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2022 from 7am to 3pm. The ride will be…

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