Penn’s Public Safety Ranked First in Security Magazine’s Top-500 List for the Sixth Consecutive Year

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820November 9, 2012

PHILADELPHIA –- 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’s Security 500 list.

The magazine’s 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. 

“We 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,” Maureen S. Rush, Penn’s vice president for public safety, said.  “This 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.”

Penn’s 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

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