PHILADELPHIA ‚Äď- The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety has been ranked No. 1 in the higher-education sector for the sixth year in a row, according to Security Magazine‚Äôs Security 500 list.
The magazine‚Äôs ranking creates a reliable database for organizations to measure themselves in comparison to the performance of colleagues. It creates a benchmarking program among security organizations, allowing them to see where they stand in this ongoing peer-review process.
‚ÄúWe are so grateful to be recognized for the sixth year in a row by Security Magazine as the number one Public Safety organization in the country within the university market,‚ÄĚ Maureen S. Rush, Penn‚Äôs vice president for public safety, said. ‚ÄúThis accomplishment would not possible without the continual support of President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli and Provost Vince Price and the exceptional dedication of the women and men in the Division of Public Safety.‚ÄĚ
Penn‚Äôs Division of Public Safety is comprised of 176 personnel, 116 of them sworn police officers. The Division has six departments, including the University of Pennsylvania Police Department, Fire and Emergency Services, Technology and Emergency Communication, Security Services and Special Services.