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.

11/18/2014

Opening of the New NNSA Alarm Response Training Academy

On Thursday, October 23rd, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) celebrated the opening of the new NNSA Alarm Response Training Academy at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oakridge Tennessee, and Penn’ Division of Public Safety (DPS) and Office of Environmental Health and Radiation Safety (EHRS) were at the forefront of this celebration. The program trains local law enforcement and other critical first responders around the country, and internationally.

The DPS and EHRS, along with members of the Philadelphia Police Department, were invited to attend the inaugural NNSA Alarm Response Training program back in January 2009 and were invited back to attend this 5 year milestone of the program. In 2009, the contingent from Penn and Philadelphia provided feedback that was integral in shaping the direction of the program for future classes. Since January 2009, Y-12 has trained more than 3,400 personnel, from 44 states and 18 countries. The program features a three-day course. Participants in the program develop and discuss tactics, techniques, procedures and protocols for responding to a theft or sabotage events involving highly radioactive materials. After two days of classroom instruction, Y-12 experts facilitate live-action scenarios allowing participants to test their knowledge.

Prior to the grand opening celebration of the new NNSA Alarm Response Training Academy, the academy was formally dedicated to the memory of Penn’s former Radiation Safety Officer, Robert Forrest, for all that he personally contributed to this program. Rob died tragically, and much too soon, in the summer of 2012. A plaque dedicated to Rob’s memory will be permanently affixed to the site to attest to Rob’s and Penn’s contributions to the program. ART-Training-Pic-2

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