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This page reports the daily status of campus public safety advisories.
Philadelphia Police has notified Drexel Public Safety of two
recent shooting incidents in close proximity to the Vidas Athletic Complex
located at 43rd Street and Powelton Avenue. The shootings occurred on Sunday,
February 18 and Tuesday, February 20, just west of the complex near Busti and
Holden streets. These incidents continue to be investigated by the Philadelphia
Police Department. Police have increased patrols in the area.
Drexel Public Safety encourages students, faculty and staff
to be on heightened alert, take precautions, and report crimes and suspicious
activities to Philadelphia Police by calling 911 or Drexel Police by calling
215.895.2222. Your efforts to stay well-informed and take preventive action
will help in maintaining the safest possible environment on Drexel’s campuses.
Police are reminding everyone to be aware of their
surroundings, to not have cell phones and other valuables visible and to walk
with others when possible.
Students, faculty , staff and athletics spectators traveling
to and from the Vidas Athletic Complex are encouraged to use the Drexel Bus Service and/or use a Drexel Public
Safety walking escort by calling 215.895.2222 or
use the Drexel Guardian app.
Drexel Public Safety also maintains a partnership with the
University City District that offers walking escorts between
the University City Campus to the Vidas Athletic Complex by calling
Drexel Public Safety is working closely with Drexel
Athletics on reviewing safety precautions for when the Vidas Athletic Complex
is open for student-athlete practice and scheduled athletic events.
For crime prevention and awareness tips visit the Drexel
Public Safety website at: drexel.edu/publicsafety/crimeprevention/safetytips/