Safe and secure

For the fifth year in a row, Penn has been awarded the No. 1 spot in Security magazine’s “Security 500” list for the higher education sector.

Maureen S. Rush, vice president for public safety, says the top ranking reflects the commitment that Penn’s Division of Public Safety (DPS) has to keeping the campus safe. DPS includes University Police; Fire and Emergency Services; Technology and Emergency Communications; Security Services and Special Services—with 116 sworn Penn police officers.

“This status would not be possible without the strong support of President Amy Gutmann and Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and their recognition of the importance of safety and security for our community’s vitality,” Rush says.

Originally published on November 17, 2011