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Traveling for Winter Break? Request Special Property Checks!

Special Property Checks

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: Special Checks will begin on Thursday, December 21st, 2023 at 5pm through Wednesday, January 17th, 2024, at 3pm.

The program is available at no extra charge to residents in the Penn patrol zone, bounded by 30thStreet to 43rd Street and from Baltimore Avenue 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.

Register for a special check: