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Follow Our Favorite K9s!

K9 units posing in front of large red cylindrical sculpture, officer Wesley on left with canine Uman, a black labrador retriever, and Sgt. Mackey on the right with canine Zzisa, a yellow labrador retriever.

PennReady “An Ounce of Prevention” Health and Safety Fair!
Friday, September 30 from 11am-2pm, 3901 Locust Walk

Join us for free food, giveaways, and lots of useful information from Public Safety and our partners!
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Hurrah hurrah!! We’re so happy to be celebrating the amazing Class of 2022!! 🔴🔵
#PennGrad
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Lunch break! Stopping by my favorite food truck for a bite. 🐶🥙 ...

The end of a fun day of working at the Penn Relays! So much excitement and cheers! #PennRelays2022 ...

Met with my friend SWOOP today during Move-in! ...

Making so many new friends…NSO is the best! @penn_nsoai @k9officeruman ...

It’s Friday!! Hope you have a great weekend! #workingdogs #playtime ...

It’s #NationalDogDay so take a walk with your favorite canine. If you’re looking for a furry friend, try your local shelter! #workingdogs #loveagoodwalk ...

Amazing delivery to the #FiremansHallMuseum! The restored Bates Engine moved in today! ...

Enjoying my reward for a hard day of sniffing out crime #WorkingDog #RewardTime ...

A little bopping before my shift!! #workingdogbop ...

Had a great time today at the Life Saving Measures emergency preparedness event! My friends @penn_vet_working_dog_center were there too! ...

Reporting for duty! ...

Love to recharge with a vacation down the Shore! #WorkingDog #VacationTime ...

Hanging out at the beautiful Kaskey Park! It’s a nice spot for a break on a hot day😊🌳 ...

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Congratulations class of 2024!
We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and are excited to see all of the good you will spread in the world.

#penngraduation
#classof2024
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May 12th is the start of National Police Week, an annual commemoration of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. This week also recognizes individuals in law enforcement who continue to put their lives on the line today in service of their communities.

DPS recognizes the dedication and commitment displayed by the Penn Police Department and our Law Enforcement partners for the University City community.

#nationalpoliceweek
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From May 2nd to May 14th, DPS is providing a convenient walking escort option for those who are using Van Pelt Library during reading days and finals! You can also call 215-898-WALK(9255) to request a walking escort, anytime! ...

For reading days and finals (May 2nd to May 14th) DPS offers a convenient walking escort option for those who are using Van Pelt Library! You can also call 215-898-WALK(9255) to request a walking escort, anytime!

#finals
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Happy Earth Day from DPS! Make every day earth day by engaging in eco-friendly practices.

#happyearthday #earthday2024
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April 14th marked the beginning of National Telecommunicator Week, an annual recognition of individuals dedicated to the safety of the community. DPS sincerely appreciates the professionalism, dedication, and support of our PennComm personnel.

#telecomms #publicsafety
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Enjoy today’s Solar Eclipse, safely!
Visit College Green for a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party between 2:30-4pm.
(Max eclipse at approx. 3:20pm)
Use specialized eye protection - regular glasses or sunglasses are NOT safe. Do not look directly at the Sun even with a camera lens, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device.
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Wear teal today to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)- Penn Violence Prevention is also hosting other events this April for SAAM. Visit their Instagram @penn_pvp for more information on these events and additional resources! #saam2024 ...

It may be chilly today, but spring is here! Enjoy the longer days and beautiful blooms across campus!🌸🌷 ...

Stay safe on and off campus by requesting a walking escort if you need one, free of charge!
Call 215-898-WALK(9255) anytime!
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The Division of Public Safety is aware of instances in Philadelphia where dating or other meet-up apps have been used to lure victims in cases of robberies and carjackings. DPS encourages all users of these apps to maintain situational awareness and schedule meetings for public places or areas with good lighting and other customers or pedestrians. Remember, if something feels “off,” trust your instincts and be safe.
As always, we are here for your safety- call DPS 24/7/365 at 215-573-3333.
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Register for special property checks on our website! Remember to close and lock all doors and windows before you leave and arrange for packages to be delivered to a secure location. Happy spring break!

#studentlife #springbreak2024
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Follow these safety strategies when you’re biking! Register your bike on CampusExpress if you haven’t already and check out our previous post on how to securely lock your bike.

#bikesafety #cyclingsafety
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Happy Valentine’s Day from DPS! Here are some tips for having a safe and fun celebration. For emergencies, please call us at (215) 573-3333.

Image text: Valentine’s Day Safety Tips! Social media: Don’t announce your plans online. Wait until you are home to post pictures of where you’ve been. Avoid meeting strangers alone. Personal safety: Tell someone you trust your plans for the night. Limit the amount of cash you carry. Walk in well-lit, populated areas.

#valentinesday #studentlife
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Have a plan! Make sure that you are home for your package deliveries, or that your packages are delivered to a secure location.
If you have any concerns or see someone exhibiting suspicious behavior, call us at (215) 573-3333.

#campussafety #upenn
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