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Who You Gonna Call? Understanding the Drexel Police Department

If you live in the residence halls on the north end of campus or in one of the homes in Powelton Village, you’ve probably seen Drexel Police on the beat — along with several other law enforcement groups with jurisdiction over the area. Here’s how they all work together to keep you safe.
Three Drexel Police officers keep watch over a crowd

Crime is Down at Drexel, Thanks to a Team Effort

Vice President of Public Safety Eileen Behr is reluctant to take credit for the drop in crime statistics. According to her, lower crime is due to the entire Drexel community working together.

Interim Vice President for IRT and Chief Information Officer Ken Blackney, at left, and Interim Vice President for Public Safety Eileen Behr, at right.

University Makes Interim Appointments for Public Safety, IRT

Drexel made several interim appointments to its leadership while searches go on for permanent replacements.
Logo for The Office of Equality and Diversity' Title IX campaign.

Drexel Adopts National Standards for Addressing Campus Sexual Violence

As the national conversation on sexual violence on college campuses continues, the Office of Equality and Diversity has improved its process for investigations and is leading the charge to promote a more proactive culture of prevention.
An example of what a public health alert might look like if Drexel's Public Health Advisory Committee (PHAC) issued one.

Staying Vigilant Against Public Health Emergencies

A committee first formed to meet the threat of the H1N1 flu in 2009 has returned as a permanent fixture to keep Drexel ready in the face of future public health emergencies.
Colin Quinn instructing a class at the Drexel University Public Safety Communication Center (DUPSCC).

Drexel Communications Center Hosts Training for Area Agencies

Drexel's Public Safety Communications Center is the nation's only college or university communications center to receive accredition. As such, it has taken a leadership role in training similar agencies in Philadelphia.
Drexel participated in the 5th Annual Community Driven Research Day

A ‘Science Fair’ for Community Research

An annual gathering of researchers from Drexel and like-minded institutions with representatives from 27 community organizations serves as the spark point for partnerships looking into social problems that matter.
An emergency responder exits an ambulance

From Big-Data Injury Prevention to Mapping Travel for Prenatal Care: Drexel Public Health Research at APHA 2014

Researchers from Drexel University presented research on a wide range of public health topics emphasizing urban health challenges, geographic methods in public health, community resilience and more, at the 142nd annual meeting and exposition of the American Public Health Association in New Orleans.
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Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement to Evaluate Drexel Police

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will visit Drexel to evaluate all aspects of the Drexel University Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.
Department of Public Safety dispatcher Morgan Meehan, one of several individuals on the receiving end of your Drexel Guardian service, can use the information you share through the app to help assist you in an emergency.

Drexel Guardian: Your Mobile Bodyguard

Something that’s free, quick and designed to keep you safe is waiting in the app store for you. The new Drexel Guardian app is ready for download and it’s worth the two minutes it takes to set it up.
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Accreditation Assessors to Visit Drexel’s Public Safety Communications Center

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), will visit Drexel from July 13 to July 16, to evaluate all aspects of the Drexel University Public Safety Communications Center’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

Eileen Behr

Drexel's New Police Chief Remembers Her Pioneering Career and Tells Her Best Cop Story

DrexelNow sat down with Eileen Behr, Drexel's new director of police operations, to discuss what it was like to work at a time when women were first entering police departments and why the world can seem pretty small for a police officer.