Campus Safety

Campus Safety Resources
Division of Public Safety

The Division of Public Safety comprises 178 personnel, 118 of which are sworn University of Pennsylvania Police Officers. The dedicated men and women of DPS are responsible for enhancing the quality of life, safety and security of our community. The Division accomplishes its mission through the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated safety and security program, in partnership with the community that we serve.

Penn Violence Prevention

Penn Violence Prevention (PVP) aims to engage the Penn community in the prevention of sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking on campus. The goal is to not only ensure students have access to safe and effective resources, but to provide preventative education focused on building healthy relationships, understanding consent, reaching out to friends in need, and being an active bystander. Members of the Penn community can visit the Penn Violence Prevention website for more information about support and reporting options, and educational programs.

The Division of Public Safety (DPS) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of the Penn and West Philadelphia communities. Know that DPS maintains the same staffing level of Police and Security officers throughout the year including the Winter Break. If you should have any concerns or see someone exhibiting suspicious behavior, call the PennComm Emergency Communications Center at 215-573-3333.

DPS is here for you 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, call anytime.

In addition to the above resources, the Bias Incident Reporting Form is available to any member of the Penn community who has experienced discrimination, bias, or harassment of any kind. This form should not be used to report emergencies or urgent incidents. 

Go to the Bias Incident Reporting Form