A Thanksgiving Advisory from the University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

Thanksgiving Break 1995 (11/23/95 to 11/26/95) is just around the corner. Traditionally, this is a time of lower occupancy and greater opportunity for crime. Therefore, we need to be more safety and security conscious. In order to reduce the opportunity for crime (i.e., burglaries, criminal mischief, etc.), the Division of Public Safety is offering to conduct Special Checks of Residential Properties during the following time period:

5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22nd to
7 a.m. on Monday, November 27th

Faculty, staff and students who live in the following geographical boundaries--the Schuylkill River to 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue to Market Street--may list their residence with the Penn Police Department for Special Checks during the period it will be vacant.

Penn Police officers will periodically check the exterior of the property for signs of criminal activity or security breaches. Upon discovering same, the officers will take appropriate action ranging from arresting the perpetrator to conducting an interior check of the property with subsequent notifications to the listed occupant.

If you would like to list your residence for Special Checks during Thanksgiving Break 1995, please pick up an application at the Penn Police Headquarters (3914 Locust Walk) or the Victim Support/Crime Prevention office (3927 Walnut Street). You need to complete and return the application to either location prior to vacating the premise. Below you will find "safety tips" and "security tips" to help keep your time away from PENN a safe and happy one.

Wishing you good food and quiet moments with friends and family,

-- Thomas Seamon, Managing Director, Public Safety

-- Maureen Rush, Director of Victim Support
-- George Clisby, Chief of Patrol Operations

Safety and Security Tips for Thanksgiving Break 1995

Thanksgiving Break 1995 is almost here! Along with eating lots of turkey, cranberry sauce and sweet potato pie, let's also think about safety! To keep this time away from Penn restful and fun, here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

If you are leaving Penn for Thanksgiving Break:

If you are remaining at Penn during Thanksgiving Break:

Key Phone Numbers for Safety

Division of Public Safety
Penn Police Department, 3914 Locust Walk

Emergencies On Campus (University Exchanges: 898, 571, 417): 511

Emergencies Off Campus : 573-3333

Non-Emergencies 898-7297/7298

Victim Support 898-4481/6600

Penn Detectives 898-4485

Philadelphia Police Department

18th Police District 5510 Pine Street

Emergency Telephone Number: 911

SEPTA Police Department

Emergency Telephone Number: 580-4131


Tuesday, November 14, 1995
Volume 42 Number 12

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