CCTV for Public Spaces
with the University's Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Monitoring
Policy, the Division of Public Safety is providing locations for
the installation of exterior cameras. The CCTV Monitoring Committee
has approved the following locations.
cameras will be used by DPS to monitor public areas for public
safety purposes. The field of view of the cameras is approximately
one (1) city block in all directions. There are specific guidelines
for the use of the cameras. The operators of the cameras are located
in Public Safety Headquarters, 4040 Chestnut Street and are under
the direction of the Division of Public Safety.
is important to know that, while there will be a number of cameras
placed in strategic locations around campus, all cameras will
not be monitored at all times. However, all cameras will be recorded
24 hours per day. In addition to observations for safety and security
purposes, the cameras will be utilized for alarm verification
and in conjunction with other security devices, including the
blue light emergency telephone system.
provided in the policy, the Committee and the Vice President for
Public Safety must approve the release of any information not
related to a criminal investigation. Videotapes and/or digital
information not retained under specific provisions of the CCTV
Monitoring Policy will be regularly purged and destroyed in accordance
with the policy. Storage and access to all information is closely
secured with access strictly limited and controlled. The Committee
is authorized to review CCTV procedures and inspect the CCTV operation
at any time.
in reference to the CCTV system or policy may be addressed to
Maureen Rush, Vice President for Public Safety or Domenic Ceccanecchio,
Director of Security Services.
full CCTV Monitoring Policy can be found on the Public Safety
Web Site, at www.publicsafety.upenn.edu
Division of Public Safety is committed to enhancing the quality
of life of the campus community by integrating the best practices
of public and private policing with state-of-the-art technology.
A critical component of a comprehensive security plan using state-of-the-art
technology is CCTV.
prescribed by the University Policy "Closed Circuit Television
Monitoring and Recording of Public Areas for Safety and Security
April 13, 1999) the locations of all outside CCTV cameras
monitored by Public Safety are to be published semi-annually in
following existing cameras meet that criteria: