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Introduction to the Drexel Police Department

The Drexel University Police Department is composed of full-time sworn municipal police officers certified through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) with law enforcement authority at Drexel University's three campuses (University City Campus, Center City Campus, and Queen Lane Campus).

logo In November 2011, the Drexel University Police Department received International Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).  The Drexel  University Police Department is only one of fifty-one (51) Universities nationwide, the second University in Pennsylvania and one of ten (10) police departments out of over 1100 in Pa. to obtain this recognition. Drexel is the only university in the world with both police and communications center accreditations.

Drexel University Police strive to respond swiftly, effectively, and with sensitivity to the diverse community we serve and are trained in a number of specialized areas including:

  • First Aid, CPR, and use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Crisis and hostage negotiation
  • Investigations
  • Crime prevention and education
  • Tactical Police Bike Patrol
  • Community outreach

Officers are on patrol by foot and vehicle; working diligently with students, faculty, and staff and collaborating with the broader University City community and the City of Philadelphia to deliver the highest quality of service and protection. Our Public Safety Communications Center maintains constant communication with the Philadelphia Police Department, the University of Pennsylvania Police Department, and other law enforcement agencies to ensure a prompt and coordinated law enforcement response.

We regularly meet and consult with students, staff, and faculty regarding crime prevention and safety issues and share tactical, strategic, and investigative information with:

  • Philadelphia Police Department
  • University of Pennsylvania Police Department
  • SEPTA Police
  • Amtrak Police
  • Philadelphia Housing Authority Police
  • Security partners throughout University City

Your safety is our top priority!