Penn Watch: Up and Running

The Ivy League's only student-run, volunteer town watch organization is now in operation, and has a Web page as part of its outreach to students, faculty and staff.

Begun last year in the wake of the murder of graduate student Moez Alimohamed and a shooting involving a student near campus, Penn Watch has 35 active members who are police-trained and authorized to patrol in areas within the jurisdiction of Penn Police. They patrol two sectors just west of campus every Sunday through Thursday, 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Clearly identifiable by loud police radios, powerful flashlights, bright blue jackets and reflective vests, Penn Watch's greatest asset is its high visibility.

As part of its peer education mission, Penn Watch frequently takes part in safety and security awareness programs, holds information sessions for first-year residences, and sponsors talks for members of the Greek system, many of whom live off campus.

To find out more, e-mail to pwatch@dolphin.

-- Steve Sanford, Vice Chair, Penn Watch


Tuesday, November 14, 1995
Volume 42 Number 12

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