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Penn Public Safety Institute

The Penn Public Safety Institute was developed to introduce the University and West Philadelphia communities to all aspects of the University of Pennsylvania's Division of Public Safety. This is an interactive 12-hour program given in one and one half hour segments on Wednesday afternoons, beginning at noon (brown bag lunch). There will be eight clinics beginning on February 6. We invite Penn students, faculty and staff as well as members of Penn's neighboring communities to join us at Houston Hall, Golkin Room, 3417 Spruce Street. (Note: 2/13 class will be held at Irvine rm. G16).

Below is the curriculum for the Penn Public Safety Institute. The classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons from noon-1:30 p.m.

  • February 6: Opening Remarks by Commanders/Orientation/Distribution of Materials/Scheduling Ride-Alongs (Vice-President Rush/Chief of Police Rambo/Deputy Chief of Patrol Fink)
  • February 13: Criminal Justice System (Deputy Chief of Investigation Danks) this session held at Irvine rm. G16
  • February 20: Accountability and Ethics (Chief Rambo)
  • February 26, 27, 28: 5:15-7:15 p.m.: 4040 Chestnut Street, Fire Arms Training System (Tactical Supervisor Hasara)/ Ride-Along/PennComm
  • February 27: Security Services (District Manager Gesi McAllister & Manager of Security and Technology Domenic Ceccanecchio)
  • March 6: Special Services/PAL/RAD/Community Relations (Director of Special Services Brennan/ Associate Director Kelly/Corporal Fischer/ Police Officers Livingston and Cooper)
  • March 20: Fire & Emergency Services (Director Bateman and Safety Specialist Cook) Traffic Safety and Pursuits (Lieutenant Messner / Corporal McBreen)
  • March 27: Question & Answer Session/Graduation Ceremony/Refreshments

A PPSI Enrollment Application and Authorization for Criminal Record Check must be obtained from the University Police for those interested in attending the Penn Public Safety Institute. The application can be found on the web at, or can also be obtained at the University Police Headquarters building located at 4040 Chestnut Street.

Please call (215) 898-4481 for additional information.

--Corporal Joseph D. Fischer, Liaison
University Crime Prevention Unit,
University of Pennsylvania Police Department

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 21, February 5, 2002


February 5, 2002
Volume 48 Number 21

The first Neal Nathanson Lecture will be given next week by Dr. Stanley Prusiner, Nobel Laureate and Penn alumnus.
After four years at the helm of the College House Program, Dr. David Brownlee steps down as director and turns over the wheel to a fellow faculty master.
When is Spring Recess? Well, now it is Spring Break--at least on the Academic Calendar--to be consistent with Fall Break.
Mix more than a dozen committees, a multi-year timeline, five institutional goals, six academic priorities, and several organizational priorities and the result is a new Strategic Plan which will soon be published For Comment.
The Council Committee on Communications reports on its findings from a one-year review of the Policy on Privacy in the Electronic Environment.
Improving pedestrian safety is a multi-step challenge.
Environmental Health and Radiation Safety offers information, thermometer exchange, and training for employees who handle hazardous substances.
Researchers make discoveries concerning King Midas, kidney disease, Alzheimer's disease, immune system and major depressive disorder.
The University Research Foundation's latest awards go to 48 projects--from The Art of Urbanism in Feudal Aquitaine to Evaluating a Hospital Quality Improvement Model for Developing Countries.
Discounted tickets are available to attend Annenberg Center events and a Basketball Game at the Palestra.
Penn Public Safety Institute provides the community with a glimpse of police work from behind-the-scenes; the next program begins tomorrow. Apply now.