The University of Pennsylvania Police Department, after an extensive national search, is pleased to announce the appointment of former Philadelphia Police Inspector Mark J. Dorsey to the position of Chief of Police, effective November 1.
Mr. Dorsey brings 27 years of municipal police experience to Penn, including supervision of the Narcotics Unit, the Dignitary Protection and Background Investigations Units. As the former Captain of the 15th Police District, Mr. Dorsey supervised over 300 sworn and civilian personnel. Mr. Dorsey also served as the Inspector of the Philadelphia Police City-wide Narcotics Strike Force, where he managed the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA); a multi-faceted program to reduce the cultivation, production, trafficking, distribution, and use of illegal drugs.
Most recently, Mr. Dorsey was the Public Safety Director for the Lakewood, New Jersey Police Department, and has served as the Director of Safety and Security at LaSalle University.
"I am extremely grateful to the Division of Public Safety Advisory Board, the University Safety and Security Committee, DPS Leadership Team, the United Minority Coalition, the Undergraduate Assembly, Graduate and Professional Student Associations and other faculty and staff members from across the University for their assistance in this process," said Maureen S. Rush, Vice President for Public Safety. "I have complete confidence in Mark's leadership abilities. He brings experience and a personal approach to community policing that will be a wonderful fit for the University Police Department."
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 7, October 12, 2004
October 12, 2004
Volume 51 Number 7