In Response to the London Bombings
To the Penn Community,
In response to the unfortunate and tragic situation in London last week, the Division of Public Safety has monitored the situation intently and implemented a number of actions to assist with the safety and security of all those in the Penn community. At this time there are no threats to our region, however the Division of Public Safety wanted to ensure our community was informed of the steps that have been taken to date.
Both the City of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety partially activated their Emergency Operations Centers in order to facilitate the effective sharing of information. All public safety and Penn service organizations were involved and in communication with one another during this critical period following the incidents in England. Critical locations, specifically those around transportation centers, will be checked on a frequent and regular basis with the intent of providing a safety net to public transportation passengers. Additionally, key Penn signature buildings, assets and locations will also be subject to frequent checks by the police and other security partners.
All persons should remain vigilant and informed as this dynamic situation continues to evolve. Please do not hesitate to contact the Division of Public Safety’s PennComm Center at (215) 573-3333 (off-campus-cell or 511 on campus) should you have any questions, concerns or observations.
—Maureen Rush, Vice President of Public Safety
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 1, July 12, 2005
July 12, 2005
Volume 52 Number 1