Drexel takes a holistic, community-oriented approach to maintaining a safe environment for all Dragons, providing preventative and protective services along with targeted programs and technologies to ensure the well-being of our entire University community.
Partnering With Our Community, Serving as Leaders
Both the Drexel University Police Department and Public Safety Communications Center coordinate closely with the Philadelphia Police Department, Penn Police, and other local law enforcement agencies, and are fully accredited by the international Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). In addition to our police and dispatchers, Drexel contracts with Allied Universal Security Services, the largest private security provider in the United States, to provide security officers who patrol our campuses via foot, bicycle, and vehicle, and provide walking escorts.
These bodies operate in collaboration with our Fire and Emergency Services Unit, which works to ensure compliance with the Philadelphia Fire Code and national fire safety standards; conducts fire safety education programs, fire drills, and building inspections; and focuses on maintaining emergency preparedness and updating evacuation procedures.
Safety Around Campus
Drexel’s public spaces are intentionally designed to be well lit and animated at the street level at all times of day and feature “Blue Light” emergency direct-line telephones throughout our campuses for immediate assistance. Students, faculty, and staff are also encouraged to stay connected to Public Safety’s 24/7 communications center by downloading the Drexel Guardian app and monitoring notifications provided by the DrexelALERT system. Students are also invited to utilize our Walking and Medical Escort services whenever they may feel unsafe or require assistance en route to a University-approved medical facility (in non-life-threatening medical situations).