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The Division of Public Safety (DPS) continues to provide comprehensive safety and security services on a 24x7 basis for all areas comprising the Penn Patrol Zone, which includes 30th Street to 43rd Street on the east-west border and Market Street to Baltimore Avenue on the north-south border. You may reach DPS at any time by calling the PennComm emergency communications center at 215-573-3333. Penn Police and Allied Universal security officer staffing levels will remain consistent throughout the holiday break.

Walking Escorts: The Walking Escort Services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in the following boundaries: between 30th Street to 43rd Streets and Market Street to Baltimore Avenue. Escorts are also available from 10:00 AM until 3:00 AM between 30th to 50th Streets and Spring Garden Street to Woodland Avenue via the University’s partnership with the University District Ambassador Program. Walking Escort Services are available free of charge to anyone in this area. The service is available to all visitors and members of the community.

How to Request a Walking Escort:  Ask any Public Safety Officer on patrol or inside a building; call 215-898-WALK (9255) (or 511 from a campus phone); or use the blue-light phones located on and off Penn's campus.

DPS Special Checks: During the busy travel time of Winter Break, DPS provides free Special Checks of Residential Properties for anyone living within the Penn Patrol zone. If you or someone you know will be travelling over the Penn Winter Break, please register and encourage others to register for our property checks.  

Special Checks for Winter Break will be conducted from Thursday, December 21st at 5:00 PM through Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, at 3:00 PM. Penn Police will be periodically checking the exterior of registered properties for signs of criminal activity or security breaches during the break. Special checks cannot be provided for interior areas of apartment complexes.

If you would like to register your residence for Special Checks while you are away during Winter Break, visit the Penn Public Safety website and complete the online registration form by Wednesday, December 20th:

Winter Break Operations and Services

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