Division of Public Safety's Re-Organization in UPPD
The Division of Public Safety (DPS) has made several changes in personnel assignments within the Penn Police Department, effective November 1.
In addition to the appointment of the new Chief of Police, Mark Dorsey (Almanac October 12, 2004), the University of Pennsylvania Police Department (UPPD) has appointed Deputy Chief Michael Fink to the newly created position of Deputy Chief of Tactical and Emergency Readiness. This position was created in order to continue to advance the emergency readiness and response of our faculty, staff and students throughout the University. In his new position, Deputy Chief Fink will co-chair the University City Emergency Preparedness Steering Team, while at the same time working on all aspects of emergency preparedness within the University Community, and to continue to enhance the University's emergency plan.
Lieutenant Gerald Leddy has been appointed to the new position of Captain of Staff and Administrative Services, reporting directly to the Chief of Police. In his role he will oversee all staff and administrative functions. Captain Leddy will be responsible for the development of operational orders for all special events, Accreditation, Training, Recruitment, and the Research and Planning units.
Sergeant Joseph Fischer has been appointed to the new position of Captain of Patrol reporting directly to the Chief of Police. In his role he will be responsible for the daily operations, staffing, visibility and accountability of the Penn Police Patrol section, including the command and supervisory staff levels, and the Community/University Liaison Unit.
Joseph Hasara, who had been a tactical supervisor, has been appointed Tactical Commander. In his role he will be responsible for all aspects of the Emergency Response Team. He will also oversee the firearms training and tactical training programs. He will report to the Deputy Chief of Tactical and Emergency Readiness and will assist the Deputy Chief in all aspects of emergency preparedness.
Vice President for Public Safety Maureen S. Rush said, "This reorganization will improve the Division of Public Safety's overall operational and administrative functions. This group of police professionals brings a level of expertise that is unprecedented in the history of the UPPD and will address the current and future needs of the community. Chief Dorsey and I look forward to working with these law enforcement professionals."
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 11, November 9, 2004
November 9, 2004
Volume 51 Number 11