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Thanksgiving Break Safety and Security: Special Checks
November 20, 2007, Volume 54, No. 13

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:
Thanksgiving Break 2007 (5 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2007, through 7 p.m. Sunday, November 25, 2007) is approaching quickly. Traditionally, this is a time of lower occupancy and greater opportunity for crime. Therefore, we need to be more safety and security conscious.

In order to reduce the opportunity for crime (criminal mischief, burglaries, etc.), the Division of Public Safety is again offering to conduct Special Checks of Residential Properties during the timeframe: 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 21 to 7 p.m. Sunday, November 25. Students, faculty and staff who live within the following geographical boundaries—Schuylkill River to 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue to Market Street—may list their residence with the Penn Police Department for Special Checks during the period it will be vacant.

Penn Police officers will periodically check the exterior of the property for signs of criminal activity or security breaches. If any are discovered, the officers will take appropriate action ranging from arresting the perpetrator to conducting an interior check of the property with subsequent notification to the listed occupant. If you would like to list your residence for Special Checks during Thanksgiving Break, please pick up an application at the Penn Police Headquarters, 4040 Chestnut Street. You need to complete and return the application prior to vacating the premise. Or, you may request Special Checks via the web; complete the form at www.publicsafety.upenn.edu and go to “Online Forms. ”

Wishing you delicious food and quiet moments with family and friends,

Patricia Brennan, Division of Public Safety

Almanac - November 20, 2007, Volume 54, No. 13