Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:

Fall Break 1996 (10/12/96 through 10/15/96) 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.

In order to reduce the opportunity for crime (i.e., criminal mischief, burglaries, etc.), the Division of Public Safety is again offering to conduct Special Checks of Residential Properties during the following time frame: 5 p.m. on Friday, October 11th to 7 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16th.

Faculty, staff and students who live within the following geographical boundaries--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 notification to the listed occupant.

If you would like to list your residence for Special Checks during Fall Break 1996, please pick up an application at the Penn Police headquarters (3914 Locust Walk) or the Special Services Unit (3927 Walnut Street). You need to complete and return the application to either location prior to vacating the premise. Attached you will find Safety And Security Tips to help keep your time away from Penn a safe and happy one.

Wishing you colorful foliage and cool, crisp autumn nights,

-- Thomas M.Seamon, Managing Director, Division of Public Safety
-- Maureen S. Rush, Director of Patrol Operations

Special Safety Checks During Fall Break

Fall Break 1996 is almost here. Along with beautiful autumn foliage and visiting family and friends, 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 Fall Break,

If you are remaining at Penn during Fall Break,


Volume 43 Number 7
October 8, 1996

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