Penn Ranks No. 1 in Safety and Security for Seventh Consecutive Year

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820November 13, 2013

The University of Pennsylvania has been ranked No. 1 in safety and security in the higher education sector for the seventh consecutive year, according to Security Magazine’s “Security 500list.

“We are honored to be recognized as the No. 1 public safety organization in the country within the university market,” Maureen S. Rush, the vice president for public safety, said.  “The ongoing support of President Amy Gutmann, Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli, Provost Vince Price and the dedication of the women and men of the Division of Public Safety and Penn Medicine Security keep us at the top of our field.”

The Division of Public Safety at Penn is comprised of 176 personnel who are responsible for enhancing the quality of life, safety and security of the Penn community; 116 of them are sworn police officers.  The Division’s departments include the Penn Police Department, Fire and Emergency Services, Security Technology and PennComm Communications Center, Security Services and Special Services