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Follow Our Favorite K9s!

K9 units posing in front of large red cylindrical sculpture, officer Wesley on left with canine Uman, a black labrador retriever, and Sgt. Mackey on the right with canine Zzisa, a yellow labrador retriever.

PennReady “An Ounce of Prevention” Health and Safety Fair!
Friday, September 30 from 11am-2pm, 3901 Locust Walk

Join us for free food, giveaways, and lots of useful information from Public Safety and our partners!
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Hurrah hurrah!! We’re so happy to be celebrating the amazing Class of 2022!! 🔴🔵
#PennGrad
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Lunch break! Stopping by my favorite food truck for a bite. 🐶🥙 ...

The end of a fun day of working at the Penn Relays! So much excitement and cheers! #PennRelays2022 ...

Met with my friend SWOOP today during Move-in! ...

Making so many new friends…NSO is the best! @penn_nsoai @k9officeruman ...

It’s Friday!! Hope you have a great weekend! #workingdogs #playtime ...

It’s #NationalDogDay so take a walk with your favorite canine. If you’re looking for a furry friend, try your local shelter! #workingdogs #loveagoodwalk ...

Amazing delivery to the #FiremansHallMuseum! The restored Bates Engine moved in today! ...

Enjoying my reward for a hard day of sniffing out crime #WorkingDog #RewardTime ...

A little bopping before my shift!! #workingdogbop ...

Had a great time today at the Life Saving Measures emergency preparedness event! My friends @penn_vet_working_dog_center were there too! ...

Reporting for duty! ...

Love to recharge with a vacation down the Shore! #WorkingDog #VacationTime ...

Hanging out at the beautiful Kaskey Park! It’s a nice spot for a break on a hot day😊🌳 ...

Enjoying playing in the snow! #snowday ...

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Enjoy today’s Solar Eclipse, safely!
Visit College Green for a Solar Eclipse Viewing Party between 2:30-4pm.
(Max eclipse at approx. 3:20pm)
Use specialized eye protection - regular glasses or sunglasses are NOT safe. Do not look directly at the Sun even with a camera lens, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device.
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Wear teal today to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)- Penn Violence Prevention is also hosting other events this April for SAAM. Visit their Instagram @penn_pvp for more information on these events and additional resources! #saam2024 ...

It may be chilly today, but spring is here! Enjoy the longer days and beautiful blooms across campus!🌸🌷 ...

Stay safe on and off campus by requesting a walking escort if you need one, free of charge!
Call 215-898-WALK(9255) anytime!
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The Division of Public Safety is aware of instances in Philadelphia where dating or other meet-up apps have been used to lure victims in cases of robberies and carjackings. DPS encourages all users of these apps to maintain situational awareness and schedule meetings for public places or areas with good lighting and other customers or pedestrians. Remember, if something feels “off,” trust your instincts and be safe.
As always, we are here for your safety- call DPS 24/7/365 at 215-573-3333.
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Register for special property checks on our website! Remember to close and lock all doors and windows before you leave and arrange for packages to be delivered to a secure location. Happy spring break!

#studentlife #springbreak2024
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Follow these safety strategies when you’re biking! Register your bike on CampusExpress if you haven’t already and check out our previous post on how to securely lock your bike.

#bikesafety #cyclingsafety
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Happy Valentine’s Day from DPS! Here are some tips for having a safe and fun celebration. For emergencies, please call us at (215) 573-3333.

Image text: Valentine’s Day Safety Tips! Social media: Don’t announce your plans online. Wait until you are home to post pictures of where you’ve been. Avoid meeting strangers alone. Personal safety: Tell someone you trust your plans for the night. Limit the amount of cash you carry. Walk in well-lit, populated areas.

#valentinesday #studentlife
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Have a plan! Make sure that you are home for your package deliveries, or that your packages are delivered to a secure location.
If you have any concerns or see someone exhibiting suspicious behavior, call us at (215) 573-3333.

#campussafety #upenn
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Do you use a scooter or other personal mobility device? Follows these tips to operate your device safely on Penn’s campus. Remember to be mindful of those around you, for others safety and your own!

#scootersafety #safetytips #publicsafety
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Penn DPS offers walking escort services to all members of the community! Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 215-898-9255(WALK) to request a walking escort!

#campussafety #publicsafety #upenn
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Exercise care when riding bikes, scooters, and other micromobility devices, especially at night. Always follow the rules of the road!

And, be sure to secure properly when you reach your destination.
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Time for a study break! Join us at 7pm in Houston Hall for hot chocolate bar and snacks, giveaways and more.

Friday, December 15th at 7pm. We’ll see you there!
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Studying late at Van Pelt for finals? Use our walk back program when you’re heading home! Penn DPS also offers walking escorts year-round, 24 hours a day. To request a walking escort, please call 215-898-9255(WALK) or ask any Public Safety Officer on patrol. #finals #studentsafety ...

Ready for a study break, Quakers? Join us this Friday at Houston Hall for hot chocolate and assorted treats, giveaways and more.

Friday, December 15th at 7pm. We’ll see you there!
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Penn DPS is committed to the safety and wellbeing of the communities which we serve this holiday season. If you should have any concerns or see someone exhibiting suspicious behavior, call the PennComm Emergency Communications Center at (215) 573-3333. ...

Studying late at Van Pelt for finals? Use our extra walk back program during reading days and finals when you’re heading home! Penn DPS also offers walking escorts year-round, 24 hours a day. To request a walking escort, please call 215-898-9255(WALK) or ask any Public Safety Officer on patrol. #finals #studentsafety #upenn ...