Division of Public Safety

Penn’s Public Safety ranks #1

For the 12th consecutive year, the Division of Public Safety took the top spot in the higher-education sector of Security magazine’s “Security 500.”

Jill DiSanto

Sharing Coffee with a Cop

Officers from the Penn Police Department shared a cup of coffee, free swag, and conversations with passersby along Locust Walk during National Coffee with a Cop Day, a way to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement.

Jill DiSanto

Campus fire safety: What you need to know

As part of its annual Life-Saving Measures event, the Division of Public Safety hosted a live side-by-side controlled “burn” of a dorm room model on Hamilton Field to show how “Sprinklers Save Lives.”

Jill DiSanto , Jill DiSanto

Biking to the shore for fallen first responders

Personnel from Penn’s Division of Public Safety and Perelman School of Medicine recently participated in the Tour de Shore, a 65-mile bike ride from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, to support the families of fallen first responders.

Jill DiSanto

In the News


Teen vapers smoke just as much as youth who don't use e-cigarettes

New research suggests that vaping may not actually help with smoking cessation. “This important study tells us that youth who use e-cigarettes are more likely to continue to use combustible cigarettes after initiating,” said the Perelman School of Medicine’s Janet Audrain-McGovern.


Baltimore Sun

The case for an independent police force at Johns Hopkins

An op-ed about efforts to establish a campus police department at Johns Hopkins University cited Penn’s model, ranked by Security Magazine as “the best program in the nation in the ‘Education (University)’ category.”