Rambo rises

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Thomas Rambo

When the University’s police department needed a new chief, it knew it did not have to look very far. On July 9, Thomas A. Rambo, a 15-year veteran of the Penn police, replaced Maureen Rush as chief of police.

Rush, who is now vice president for public safety, said, “I knew from the get-go that we had the talent inside the department so I limited the application pool to the Penn police department.”

Rush said the choice was based on recommendations gathered from area law enforcement agencies and University safety and security committees.

Since joining Penn as a police officer in 1986, Rambo has held increasingly responsible positions. As chief of police, he will oversee the day-to-day operations of the department and serve as the liaison to external law enforcement agencies. Rambo has received several bravery and merit awards for his work.

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Originally published on August 30, 2001