UPennAlert

Attempted robbery with weapon | 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery in the 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspects who demanded her property at point of handgun. The suspects then fled east on Baltimore Avenue towards 39th Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.

Penn Police responded to a report of an attempted robbery in the 4000 block of Baltimore Avenue.

Upon arrival, the complainant stated they were approached by the suspects who demanded her property at point of handgun. The suspects then fled east on Baltimore Avenue towards 39th Street. No physical injuries were reported by the complainant.

The suspects were described as:

Suspect 1: White male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, carrying a handgun.

Suspect 2: Black male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black jacket.

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UPDATE: All clear in the area of 4000 block Baltimore Ave. You may resume normal activity in the area. Penn Police and security are patrolling the area.

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UPennAlert:  Attempted robbery with weapon in the 4000 block of Baltimore Ave.

Police on scene, use caution, avoid the area.

Suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: White male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, carrying a handgun.

Suspect 2: Black male, in late teens, smaller build, wearing a black jacket.

Last seen heading eastbound on Baltimore Avenue toward 39th 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

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.

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)
05/26/2021

Division of Public Safety cited as a model for Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) training

DPS listed as a model for the forthcoming legislation on ABLE Training

In a co-sponsorship memo released May 7, 2021, in the PA state Senate, Senator Wayne D. Fontana advocated for Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Training to become a requirement for police departments across the commonwealth. The legislation calls for departments to provide ABLE training to their officers every two years. The University of Pennsylvania Police Department was listed as a model department for their participation in this training.

“We are very excited to receive this recognition,” stated Maureen S. Rush, M.S., CPP, Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police. “The Executive Vice President, along with several respected community leaders, supported our application to receive this advanced training.  The ABLE training has been well received by our officers. Penn Police embraced active intervention strategies years ago, and value this highly effective program to further formalize and enhance our excellence.”

About DPS

University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety has been recognized by Security Magazine’s Security 500 as the #1 Public Safety program in the Higher Education Sector for the last 14 years in a row.

DPS Mission Statement

The Mission of the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety is to enhance the quality of life, safety, and security of our community. The Division accomplishes its mission through the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated safety and security program, in partnership with the community that we serve.

The members of the Division of Public Safety reflect the diversity of our community. We pledge to deliver professional safety and security services that value and respect the rights and differences of all members of the Division, as well as those of the University of Pennsylvania and the University City communities that we all proudly serve.

We are committed to the professional and personal development of all members of the Division of Public Safety, and in turn we expect all of our employees to be models of excellence. Ultimately, we strive each and every day to earn the trust, confidence, and respect of our community.