UPennAlert

Large Protest – All Clear

At approximately 5:30pm a scheduled protest began in the area of 17th & Market St. in the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia. Philadelphia Police were on site and stayed with the protest as the demonstrators proceeded to march west on Walnut Street to 40th and Market Streets.

Penn Police were on site monitoring as the march approached our campus and continued to monitor the area with Philadelphia Police until the protest concluded at approximately 8:20pm.

Penn Police documented multiple instances of graffiti along the march route and will be investigating to identify the individuals responsible.

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UPDATE: All clear in the area of 40th and Market Streets. You may resume usual activity in the area. Penn and Philadelphia Police continue to monitor the area.

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Update: Protest continues in the area of 40th and Market St.  The number of protesters continues to drop. Penn and Philadelphia Police continue to monitor the area.

Update: At approximately 5:30pm a scheduled protest began in the area of 17th & Market St. in the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia. The demonstration proceeded west through university city and has arrived at 40th and Market.

UPennAlert: Large protest in the area of 40th and Market St. Philadelphia and Penn Police are present and continue to monitor the surrounding area.

Increased police activity in the area. Police on scene, use caution, avoid the immediate area.

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The Division of Public Safety has developed a few helpful risk reduction strategies outlined below. Know that it is never the fault of the person impacted (victim/survivor) by crime.

  • Stay out of immediate area.
  • Stay alert and reduce distractions; using cellphones, ear buds, etc. may limit your awareness.
  • Orient yourself to your surroundings. (Identify your location, nearby exits, etc.)
  • Utilize 24/7/365 Walking Escort services (215-898-WALK/9255).

The Division of Public Safety will continue to ensure the highest level of safety and security for our community.

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)
12/04/2012

DPS Fall Commendation Ceremony

On Thursday, November 27, 2012, the Division of Public Safety held the Fall Commendation Ceremony. The Division of Public Safety’s Commendation Ceremony is a bi-annual event held during the fall and spring semesters The spring semester is conducted jointly with DPS, the Undergraduate Assembly (UA), and the Graduate and Professional Students Assembly (GAPSA).

The ceremony affords DPS the opportunity to celebrate and honor the work of our dedicated law enforcement and public safety professionals. Commendations of merit and commendatory letters were presented to members of the University of Pennsylvania Police Department (including the Detective Unit), the PennComm Center (Communications Command-Control Center), and AlliedBarton Security. Letters of recognition were also given to outside law enforcement agencies, such as the Philadelphia Police Department, and to various citizens from the community. 

This Fall, approximately 50 individuals were recognized with commendations of merit, commendatory letters, or letters of recognition. The Vice President for Public Safety also administered the Oath of Office to a new member of the Police Department, Officer Marone. 

 

 

Officer Marone is sworn in by VIce President Maureen S. Rush

 

 

 

 

Sergeant Risoli receives an award of service. 

 

Sergeant Harrison receives an award of service.