Special Checks for Winter Break!
Under the special checks program, DPS officers check the exterior of registered properties for signs of criminal activity or security breaches at peak travel times during Thanksgiving, Spring and Winter Breaks.
WINTER BREAK DATES: Friday, December 21st at 5pm through Tuesday, January 15th, 2019, at 3pm
DEADLINE to register: Thursday, Dec. 20th
The program is available without charge to residents in the Penn patrol zone, bounded by 30thStreet west to 43rd Street and from Baltimore Avenue north to Market Street.
Students, faculty and staff who live in the patrol zone are encouraged to register their residence below. Be sure to list your contact information, other occupants, landlord if applicable, vacancy dates, scheduled repairs, and someone other than a landlord with access or a key to the property.
Penn Police will periodically check the exterior of registered properties, for signs of criminal activity or security breaches during the break. Special checks can not be provided for interior areas of apartment complexes.
Remember to close and lock all doors and windows before you leave, and arrange for packages to be delivered elsewhere while you are away. The Division of Public Safety advises that you arrange to be home for delivery or have your packages delivered to a secure location.
• Penn has an Amazon@Penn center in 1920 Commons (http://penn.amazon.com/) for Amazon deliveries.
• Penn affiliates can also have their packages delivered to certain college houses for a nominal fee. For more information go to: http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/residential-services/services-a-support/mail-services.html
• Campus Apartments tenants can have their packages delivered to the Campus Apartments office at 4043 Walnut Street.
Check with your landlord, many offer secure delivery options. Some additional options we have been made aware of include:
- Buildings with a secure package area:
Arrive University City ( formerly 3601 Market)
The Fairfax accepts resident packages
• Other delivery options include locations such as a FedEx Store or UPS Store.