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.

03/08/2013

Q & A with Maureen Rush in the Penn Current

Vice President Maureen S. Rush is featured in the latest issue of the Penn Current. The in-depth interview covers her time spent with the Philadelphia Police Department, and her experiences as one of the City of Philadelphia’s first 100 female patrol officers. 

Q&A with Maureen Rush

By Greg Johnson

As Penn’s top cop, Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush oversees six departments—including the Penn Police, Fire & Emergency Services, and Special Services—and a staff of 176 men and women, sworn and civilian, devoted to keeping the University and surrounding communities free from harm.

The Penn Police Department, made up of 116 sworn officers, is the largest private police department in Pennsylvania, and the second largest among all private universities in the United States.

Read the entire article on the Penn Current website:

By Greg Johnson
As Penn’s top cop, Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush oversees six departments—including the Penn Police, Fire & Emergency Services, and Special Services—and a staff of 176 men and women, sworn and civilian, devoted to keeping the University and surrounding communities free from harm.
The Penn Police Department, made up of 116 sworn officers, is the largest private police department in Pennsylvania, and the second largest among all private universities in the United States.

http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/2013-02-21/interviews/qa-maureen-rush