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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 23rd, 2024

Members of Public Safety paid respect to Dr. King’s legacy by engaging in MLK Day of Service activities. DPS Donation Drive: DPS volunteers packed individual donation bags and filled boxes…

University Policies Regarding Modification of Operations

January 18th, 2024

As we welcome our community back to begin the spring semester, there has been an increase in the opportunity for inclement weather in our region.  We offer the following reminder…

Safety Resources Reminder!

January 17th, 2024

Welcome back to all our students, faculty, and staff! We hope you had a restful and restorative winter break. Here’s a quick reminder of your safety & wellness resources at…

Winter Safety Resources

December 15th, 2023

Wishing you a happy holiday season and a restful and restorative winter break! The Division of Public Safety is committed to the safety and well-being of the Penn and West…

SEPTA Police Strike

December 13th, 2023

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Police Union voted to strike effective this evening. Multiple law enforcement and community outreach agencies throughout the region will be assisting SEPTA in responding…

Hot Chocolate & Treats Study Break!

December 12th, 2023

Join us at Houston Hall for a study break. Hot chocolate bar and other treats, giveaways and more. Friday, December 15th at 7pm. We’ll see you there!

Walk Back Program – Reading Days and Finals

December 6th, 2023

DPS offers walking escort services 24/7/365 within the Penn Patrol zone. Call 215-898-WALK(9255) anytime to request an escort. We encourage you to use this free service provided for your safety and…

DPS Statement on Large Protest on December 3rd

December 4th, 2023

On Sunday, December 3rd at approximately 5:30pm a scheduled Pro-Palestine protest organized by Philadelphia area activist groups began in the area of 17th and Market Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of…

Traveling for Winter Break? Request Special Property Checks!

December 1st, 2023

Special Property Checks 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 during Thanksgiving,…

Support Services – Online Harassment

November 10th, 2023

The University’s resource page on Online Harassment may be found here: Online Harassment – Penn: Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy ( Should you experience online harassment, you may report…

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