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Campus Safety Notices

This page reports the daily status of campus public safety advisories.

  • Timely Warning – Motor Vehicle Thefts - Public Safety Advisory

    05/02/2022

    The Department of Public Safety has seen a continued increase in motor vehicle thefts within and around the University City Campus during April 2022. These incidents occurred at various times throughout the day and evening and in the area from 31st to 36th streets. In most incidents, the vehicles were left unoccupied and running with keys inside.


    Since the last advisory issued on March 23, 2022, police received reports of additional vehicle thefts reported on the following dates and locations:


    • April 3 – 3300 block of Arch Street  
    • April 5  – 3600 block of Market Street 
    • April 19 – 3200 block of Race Street  
    • April 22 – 3200 block of Chestnut Street  
    • April 29 – 3400 block of Market Street 
    • April 30 – 35th Street and Powelton Avenue
    • May 1 – 100 block of N 32nd Street  


    Drexel Police are working with other law enforcement agencies to identify and arrest the perpetrators of these crimes. Any suspicious activity should immediately be reported to Philadelphia Police by calling 911 or Drexel Police by calling 215.895.2222.


    Drexel Public Safety encourages students, faculty and professional staff to be alert, take precautions, and report crimes and suspicious activities. Your efforts to stay well-informed and take preventive action will help in maintaining the safest possible environment on Drexel’s campuses.


    Remember to lock your vehicles, remove your keys from the vehicle, and never leave your car running, even if you are just going into a store for a quick errand. Park in well-lit areas and do not leave any items, including small change, in view inside of your vehicle. Remove any electronic equipment mounting devices and power cords, which may alert potential thieves that the vehicle is equipped additional devices. Even if your devices are out of view and secured, a thief will often break into a vehicle to look for the equipment.


    What to Do if Your Car Is Stolen

    If your car is stolen, contact the police immediately. You will need to provide the following information to the police:

    • The year, make, model and color of the car
    •  License plate number
    • Vehicle Identification Number (also called the “VIN”)


    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.


    Members of the Drexel community may call Public Safety for a walking escort at 215.895.2822 or use the Drexel Guardian app. Additional Public Safety crime prevention and awareness tips can be found on the Public Safety website.


    Eileen Behr

    Vice President

    Department of Public Safety

Drexel University

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