Special Checks of Residences . . . Lighting Rebates

Winter Break 1996 (12/21/96 to 01/12/97) is approaching quickly. Traditionally, this is a time of lower occupancy and greater opportunity for crime. Therefore, we need to be more safety and security conscious.To reduce the opportunity for crime (i.e, criminal mischief, burglaries, etc.), the Division of Public Safety is again offering Special Checks of Residential Properties during the following time frame: 11 p.m. on Friday, December 20th to 7 a.m. on Monday, January 13th.

Faculty, staff and students who live within the following geographical boundaries-- Schuylkill River to 43rd Street, and Baltimore Avenue to Market Street--may list their residences with the Penn Police Department for Special Checks during the period it will be vacant. Penn Police officers will periodically check the exterior of the property for signs of criminal activity or security breaches, and if any are found they will take appropriate action ranging from arresting the perpetrator to conducting an interior check of the property with subsequent notifications to the listed occupant.

If you would like to list your residence for Special Checks during Winter Break 1996, please pick up an application at the Penn Police Headquarters (3914 Locust Walk) or the Special Services Unit (3927 Walnut Street). You need to complete and return the application to either location prior to vacating the premise. Below you will find Safety and Security Tips to help keep your time away from Penn a safe and happy one.

Wishing you peace and joy this Holiday Season,

-- Thomas Seamon, Managing Director Division of Public Safety
-- Maureen S. Rush, Director of Patrol Operations

Safety and Security Tips for Winter Break 1996

To keep this Holiday Season happy and joyous, and the New Year full of hope and promise, here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

If Leaving Penn for Winter Break,

If Remaining at Penn During Winter Break,


Volume 43 Number 16
December 17, 1996

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