University of Pennsylvania Receives Top Ranking in Public Safety for Educational Facilities

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151November 20, 2009


PHILADELPHIA –- 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.

“It’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,” Maureen Rush, Penn vice president for public safety, said. “Campus 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.”

All officers in Penn’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.