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Penn Ranked #1 in Safety & Security for Tenth Year in a Row!

The University of Pennsylvania was ranked #1 in safety and security in the higher education sector for the tenth consecutive year, according to Security Magazine’s “Security 500” list.

Security Magazine’s top-500 ranking creates a reliable database for organizations to measure themselves in comparison to the performance of their colleagues. It establishes a benchmarking program among security organizations, allowing them to see where they stand in this ongoing peer-review process.

 For the Division of Public Safety, it is a privilege to receive the magazine’s top position in their category again. “We are honored to be recognized for the tenth year in a row by Security Magazine, as the #1 Public Safety organization in the country within the University Market,” Maureen S. Rush, the Vice President for Public Safety & Superintendent of Police, said.  “We are especially grateful for the continual support of our President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli, Provost Vince Price and the exceptional dedication of the people of the Division of Public Safety.”

“We are thrilled to announce that Penn Public Safety has earned the number one ranking in the University Sector for the 10th year in a row,” said Diane Ritchey, Editor-in-Chief of Security Magazine. “Penn Public Safety has earned the considerable trust of its many stakeholders, and therefore, receives funding for its security program, which consistently leads to their number one ranking.  Maureen Rush is a true enterprise security leader who is strategically focused on enterprise risk management, and thus, manages risk at Penn so that the university can achieve its goals. It is an honor to highlight such a successful, resilient, and unique security program.”

The Division of Public Safety at the University of Pennsylvania is comprised of 178 personnel who are responsible for enhancing the quality of life, safety and security of the Penn community; 118 of which are sworn University of Pennsylvania Police Officers.  The Division has seven departments, including the University of Pennsylvania Police Department, Fire and Emergency Services, Security Technology, PennComm & Emergency Communications, Security Services and Special Services.

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