PHILADELPHIA â€“- For the third consecutive year, the University of Pennsylvania is ranked No. 1 for safety among colleges and universities in a survey by Security Magazine.
â€śItâ€™s an honor to be recognized for our work, along with our security partners, Allied Barton Security and ADT Security Integrators, in ensuring that the campus and surrounding community are safe,â€ť Maureen Rush, Penn vice president for public safety, said. â€śCampus safety is a shared responsibility. We offer many resources to our campus community, including walking escorts and informational programs to educate everyone on campus about staying safe.â€ť
All officers in Pennâ€™s 116-member police department are full-time sworn municipal police officers.
Penn has state-of-the-art electronic security systems across campus, including audible alert and e-mail, phone and text emergency-notification systems, outdoor closed-circuit television cameras and emergency phones on and around campus.