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Penn Ranked #1 in Safety and Security for 6th Year in a Row

The University of Pennsylvania ranked #1 in safety and security in the higher education sector, according to Security Magazine’s “Security 500” list. This is the sixth consecutive year that Penn has taken the magazine’s top honors in their respective vertical market.

The Security 500 Benchmarking Survey tracked 18 vertical markets and collected unique data where appropriate (such as patients in healthcare) and applied this data to key metrics. The key metrics collected this year include: Security Spending/Person, Security Spending/Revenue, Security Officers/Employee, and Security Officers/Facility. The survey received its information from data supplied directly by national universities and colleges, as well as data obtained through public resources and records.

Security magazine states that the “purpose of the Security 500 is to create a reliable database to measure your organization versus others and create a benchmarking program among security organizations. The results will enable you to answer the question, “Where Do I Stand?” as a basis of an ongoing peer review process.”

“We are so grateful to be recognized for the 6th year in a row by Security Magazine, as the #1 Public Safety organization in the country within the University Market.  This accomplishment would not be possible without the continual support of our President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli, Provost Vince Price, and the exceptional dedication of the women and men of the Division of Public Safety.” said Maureen S. Rush, the Vice President for Public Safety.

Penn’s Division of Public Safety has six departments, including the University of Pennsylvania Police Department, Fire & Emergency Services, Technology & Emergency Communication, Security Services and Special Services. The Division is comprised of 176 personnel, 116 of which are sworn University of Pennsylvania Police Officers. The dedicated women and men of DPS are responsible for enhancing the quality of life, safety and security of the Penn community.