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Drexel Public Safety News

Public Safety & U – June 2019

Did you know that there is a group of hardworking Drexel University students, trained in emergency services and dedicated to providing quick response emergency medical care? In this issue, Drexel Public Safety spotlights Drexel EMS and its graduating seniors. Read this issue to learn about this team's dedication to public service. Then, keep reading to learn how you can request a customized educational safety event as well as important summer travel safety tips.

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Public Safety & U – May 2019

As public safety personnel patrol our buildings and streets, a behind-the-scenes team of professionals works around the clock to monitor all emergency activity on campus via the Drexel Public Safety Communications Center. Read this issue to learn more about how the Communications Center is here to help you. Also included this month are a police substation grand opening and some rideshare safety tips.

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Public Safety & U – April 2019

Spring has sprung, bringing new life onto campus. As you enjoy the warmer weather and longer days, remember that Drexel Police are here to help with your on-campus safety needs. Read this issue to learn about the Drexel Police Department and free public safety services offered to members of the Drexel community, including trainings and bike registration.

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Public Safety & U – March 2019

This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the Drexel Police Department, established to protect the Drexel community so that everyone can feel safe and secure in their living, working, learning and social environments. Read this issue to learn about the Investigations Unit, a small but essential part of Drexel Police, as well as a "Then and Now" snapshot of how the Police Department has progressed over its first 10 years.

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Public Safety & U – February 2019

Collaboration is a key component to sustained safety on a large urban campus. Drexel Public Safety relies on collaborative efforts with Allied Universal security officers to make sure you stay safe. Read this issue to learn more about this commitment to collaboration.

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Public Safety & U – January 2019

Happy New Year from Drexel's Department of Public Safety! We're starting the year off with much gratitude to our partners around the University who helped us collect loads of donations to fight hunger in Philadelphia and spread cheer to our active-duty military personnel. We wish you all a safe and secure 2019!

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Public Safety & U – December 2018

You see us around campus, you receive our Drexel Alerts, and you talk to our dispatchers when you call for help or guidance. To help you get to know us even better, Drexel's Department of Public Safety (DPS) launched the Public Safety & U feature in DrexelNow. We hope these monthly updates will keep you informed, involved and safe within the Drexel University community.

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Public Safety & U – November 2018

You see us around campus, you receive our Drexel Alerts, and you talk to our dispatchers when you call for help or guidance. To help you get to know us even better, Drexel's Department of Public Safety is launching the new Public Safety & U feature in DrexelNow. We hope these monthly updates will keep you informed, involved and safe within the Drexel University community.

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Get to Know Drexel's Victim Services Coordinator

Here's how Drexel's Victim Services Coordinator can help you rebuild after a crime.

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Traffic Advisory: I-76 Ramp Closure, Chestnut Street Bridges, SEPTA Rail Improvements

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Drexel's Department of Public Safety Celebrates Employees of the Year

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Emergency Preparedness Q&A With Drexel's Head of Public Safety

Drexel's Vice President of Public Safety Eileen Behr teaches us how to be prepared in the event of a crisis.

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Drexel Public Safety Communication Center, Police Department Earn Reaccreditation

The Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) voted to reaccredit both the Drexel University Public Safety Communications Center (DUPSCC) and Drexel University Police Department (DUPD).

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Traffic Advisory:
Chestnut Street Bridge Rehabilitation; Protected Bike Lane Opens

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CALEA to Evaluate Drexel Police

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will visit Drexel University to evaluate the Drexel University Police Department's policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

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Evaluating Drexel's Public Safety Communications Center

The University community is invited to participate in an evaluation of Drexel's University Public Safety Communications Center as part of its accreditation process.

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Mandatory Clery Act Training & Campus Security Authority Identification

2017 Clery Act training is required for all Drexel faculty and professional staff.

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Run, Hide, Fight: How to Respond to an Active Shooter

Drexel Police educate the University community on how to respond to an active shooter emergency.

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New University City Building Access Guidelines

New building access guidelines for most buildings on the University City campus will be effective on January 3rd, 2017.

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Crime Is Down at Drexel, Thanks to a Team Effort

"Lower crime is due, in part, to proactive patrols, community awareness and reporting," says Vice President Eileen Behr.

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