Town Hall Meeting on Public Safety
Dear Members of the Penn Community,
Join Public Safety for a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, November 17, 8–9:30 p.m., Harrison House, Heyer Sky Lounge, 3910 Irving Street. Maureen Rush, Vice President for Public Safety, and Mark Dorsey, Penn Chief of Police, and other Division of Public Safety leaders will answer questions about safety and security issues.
The Division’s highest priority is the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff. As such, our entire team is working around-the-clock to arrest perpetrators and prevent further victimizations. Some of the initiatives currently underway to proactively increase security include:
Power-Shifts and Increased Officer Deployment: Additional Penn Police, Philadelphia Police, Allied Security officers, and PennComm personnel have been added to the high-activity hours, 7 p.m.-4 a.m.
Increase Virtual and Community Patrols: We are expanding our current network of 74 CCTV cameras on and around campus and engaging local business owners, transit drivers and construction workers in our PennWATCH program.
University City District (UCD) Lighting Project: The University is assisting the UCD in the pursuit of federal and local funding to add pedestrian lighting in the area between 40th and 43rd streets.
UC Walk Plus: Our officers will patrol sorority and fraternity houses, student centers and libraries to proactively encourage the use of our 24 hour walking escort service, available 7 days a week by calling (215) 898-WALK.
Town Hall Meetings: To increase dialogue with our community, the Division has scheduled meetings with the CHAS, PanHellenic Council, Spruce Hill Community Group, and GAPSA.
—Division of Public Safety
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 12, November 15, 2005
November 15, 2005
Volume 52 Number 12