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Connection & Engagement

Emergencies 215-573-3333 / 511 (campus phone)
General Information 215-898-7297
DPS Headquarters
4040 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Message to the Community

Message to the Community from VP Anderson and Chief Williams

On Friday evening, Chief Gary Williams and I sat in my office and watched the footage of the inhumane death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five Memphis police officers. Much like George Floyd, Tyre’s calls for his mother in those moments of suffering cannot help but leave us and others with a sense of heartache and horror. We offer our condolences to Tyre’s family and loved ones in this time of loss and pain.
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Know When Know How.

Representatives from La Casa Latina pose with Capt. McCoy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

Diversity is a priority for the Division of Public Safety in our commitment to the Community we serve.

Our goal is to engage and empower all the diverse voices of our Community so that, as a collective, we can remove barriers that perpetuate inequity, injustice, and exclusivity. We will work to create a safe place where all members of our Community – of any race, creed; culture; socio-economic status; sexual orientation; residency; gender, and/or disability – can live freely, thrive, and learn and grow together.

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“[DPS] helped create an environment where I’m proud to work, feel safe to work – long past regular work hours and feel a real sense of community with our police department.  I’ve been on this campus for over 30 years and I’ve personally witnessed the respectful engagements.”
J. G.
Penn Staff Member

DPS By the Numbers.

+4500
Walking Escorts Annually
+100k
Calls for service processed annually
182
DPS Employees
+550
Security Officers
+700
Bluelight Emergency Phones
+1250
Jumpstarts Annually

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The University of Pennsylvania Police Department seeks progressive applicants for the position of Police Officer.
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