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.

04/23/2012

DPS Commendation Ceremony

The Division of Public Safety held their biannual Commendation Ceremony on Thursday, April 19, 2012.  Vice President for Public Safety Maureen S. Rush says the commendations are DPS’s way of congratulating and expressing the department’s gratitude “to those who risk their lives to keep us safe on a daily basis, as well as to show our appreciation to first responders, both law enforcement, as well as our security partners from AlliedBarton, PennComm Tele-communicators, members of the Philadelphia Fire Department, and concerned citizens.”

 

                                         President Amy Gutmann Speaks at the Commendation Ceremony

The Commendation Ceremony for the Division of Public Safety is also featured in this month’s PennCurrent, in an article highlighting the April 19th Commendation Ceremony:

Public Safety honors campus heroes, lifesavers

The ceremonial honor guard marches in to the unmistakable chorus of bagpipes. The celebration showcases the hard work and dedication of Penn law enforcement and public safety professionals.

On Thursday, April 19, the Division of Public Safety (DPS) is recognizing nearly 50 honorees at its biannual Commendation Ceremony, held at the Biomedical Research Building in the Perelman School of Medicine.

Officers, detectives, and dispatchers who have demonstrated special initiative, perseverance, and exceptional performance will be applauded for going above and beyond the call of duty. Commendations of Merit and Commendatory Letters will be presented to members of the Penn Police Department, the PennComm Center, Fire and Emergency Services, and AlliedBarton Security personnel.

This year’s top honors will acknowledge the courage and quick-thinking of members of the Penn community who sprung into action when three different people recently went into cardiac arrest. The good Samaritans utilized Automated External Defibrillators (AED) devices—strategically placed around campus to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims—to help the people in distress and waited for medical professionals to arrive. 

“Penn was on the leading edge of installing Automated External Defibrillators in 1999,” says Maureen S. Rush, vice president for Public Safety. “Today, we have over 108 AEDs installed throughout campus and carried by Penn Police.”

The Commendation Ceremony is hosted jointly with students from the Undergraduate Assembly (UA) and the Graduate and Professional Students Assembly (GASPA). Each semester, students submit nominations to the UA and GASPA to recognize exceptional campus security officers, who will be announced during tonight’s ceremony.

Rush says the commendations are DPS’s way of congratulating and expressing the department’s gratitude “to those who risk their lives to keep us safe on a daily basis, as well as to show our appreciation to first responders, both law enforcement, as well as our security partners from AlliedBarton, PennComm Tele-communicators, members of the Philadelphia Fire Department, and concerned citizens.”

Fifteen Medical Emergency Response Team members who are graduating will also be recognized for their accomplishments and presented with a certificate.

In addition, Letters of Recognition will be shared with outside law enforcement agencies such as Philadelphia Police Department and area residents.

Originally published on April 19, 2012, PennCurrent, by Jill DiSanto

http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/2012-04-19/latest-news/public-safety-honors-campus-heroes-lifesavers