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Safety and Security

Dear Drexel Community,

As we begin a new year, I am pleased to report that in 2009 Drexel University had a 17% decrease in overall crime in its patrol area which encompasses 30th to 36th Street and Chestnut to Spring Garden Streets. While this is encouraging, the Department of Public Safety continuously strives to reduce the incidence and perception of crime on our campuses. As one of our strategies to accomplish our public safety goals, the Drexel University Police Department was created and we have instituted many preventative and educational programs. Our past success is also the result of the partnerships and relationships that we have developed throughout the region and with you—our community.

We still need your help and support to make Drexel's campuses safe and secure—specifically with respect to the crimes of theft from autos and thefts of unattended property, which account for the largest number of crimes reported on campus. I urge you to embrace and practice the philosophy that "safety and security is a shared responsibility" and take the following simple, yet important, steps to protect your personal property:

  • Keep your laptop and personal items with you or secured at all times. Before you walk away from your property... stop, think and secure.
  • Secure your bike to a University bike rack with a U-Lock.Always lock your doors and windows and never prop doors open.
  • Remove all personal and electronic items from vehicles that are in plain view as well as all holders, suction cups, cables or any other type of evidence that a device may be in the vehicle.
  • Park and travel in well-lit, high-traffic areas.
  • Use our Walking Escort service by calling 215-895-2822.
  • Report suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety by calling 215-895-2222 or from any campus emergency telephone.

Let's continue to work together to make Drexel a safer place!

Thank you...

Domenic Ceccanecchio, M.S., CPP
Senior Associate Vice President,
Department of Public Safety