Winter Break Special Residential Checks

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

Winter Break 1995 (12/23/95 to 1/14/96) is approaching quickly. Traditionally, this is a time of lower occupancy and greater opportunity for crime. Therefore, we need to be more safety and security conscious! To reduce the opportunity for crime (especially burglaries and criminal mischief), the Division of Public Safety again offers to conduct Special Checks of Residential Properties from 5 p.m. Friday, December 22, to 7 a.m. Monday, January 15.

Faculty, staff and students who live in the geographical areas bounded by the Schuylkill River and 43rd Street, between Baltimore Avenue and Market Street, may list their residences with the Penn Police Department for Special Checks. Penn Police officers will periodically check the exterior of the property for signs of criminal activity or security breaches. If any are found, the officers will take appropriate action ranging from arrest of 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 Winter Break 1995, please pick up an application at the Penn Police Department 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 premises. Below you will find Safety and Security Tips to help keep your time away from Penn a safe and happy one.

Wishing you peace and joy this Holiday Season,
Thomas Seamon, Managing Director, Division of Public Safety
Maureen Rush, Director, Victim Support
George Clisby, Chief of Patrol Operations

Winter Break 1995 is almost here! Along with mistletoe and holly, let's also think about safety. To keep the season happy and joyous, and the New Year full of hope and promise, here are some tips to keep in mind:

If you are leaving Penn for Break...

If you are remaining at Penn...

Bus/Escort Services: Holiday Schedules

Both vehicular and walking escort services will be closed on the following Mondays:

All Transit Stops will be closed from Saturday, December 23, 1995 to Monday, January 1, 1996.

However, limited vehicular escort service (i.e., one van) will be available from Saturday, December 23, 1995 to Sunday, December 31, 1995.

Walking escort service will also be available from Saturday, December 23, 1995 to Sunday, December 31, 1995. Full vehicular and walking escort services will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 1996.


Tuesday, December 12, 1995
Volume 42 Number 15

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