Campus Safety Services

Temple University Dispatcher Brian Hathaway will be the alumni speaker at the Bachelor of General Studies graduation.
TUDPS celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety recognizes the work of its dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
April 15, 2024
TUDPS launches ride-along program for prospective police officers and students
Type: News Story
A new ride-along initiative at Temple University’s Department of Public Safety connects students interested in law enforcement with those who protect and serve the Temple community.
April 1, 2024
TUDPS, men’s crew teach basics of rowing to North Philadelphia youth
Type: News Story
A new initiative partners Temple University’s Department of Public Safety with the university’s men’s crew team to introduce rowing to young students.
March 19, 2024
TUDPS, ORM to offer students free U-locks and helmets
Type: News Story
“Properly placing a U-lock on a bicycle or scooter reduces the likelihood of theft while also making the bike less attractive to opportunistic thieves,” said Vice President for Public Safety Jennifer Griffin.
February 26, 2024
TUDPS to rebuild greenhouse for North Philadelphia high school
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety just started construction on a new greenhouse, with hopes to complete the project this spring.
February 19, 2024
Forever our hero: Remembering Sgt. Christopher Fitzgerald
Type: News Story
Fallen Temple University police sergeant will be honored at a plaque dedication on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of his death.
February 15, 2024
Temple University bioengineering student shows appreciation for DPS through art
Type: News Story
 Temple University bioengineering student trades in her textbooks for art supplies, drawing a picture for the Department of Public Safety.    
February 7, 2024
More than half of calls TUPD respond to are off campus, do not involve Temple University students or faculty
Type: News Story
“It just goes to show the connection and the commitment we have to the community, that we’re not just here to serve Temple,” said Vice President for Public Safety Jennifer Griffin.
January 30, 2024
Temple’s police officers, detectives, dispatchers and security officers remain on the Main, Ambler, and the Health Sciences Center campuses, working at all hours to protect the campuses and the surrounding North Philadelphia community. 
While students are away, Department of Public Safety is hard at work to protect campus
Type: News Story
Temple University police officers, dispatchers, detectives, and security officers work 24/7, 365 days a year. 
January 9, 2024
Temple police officers hosted their 26th annual holiday party with gift giveaways, interactive games, face painting and more at the Liacouras Center.
Temple University Department of Public Safety hosts children’s holiday party
Type: News Story
Temple police officers hosted their 26th annual holiday party with gift giveaways, interactive games, face painting and more at the Liacouras Center.
December 20, 2023
Two of Temple’s newest police officers graduate from the Philadelphia Police Academy
Temple University Department of Public Safety adds two new police officers
Type: News Story
Meet the newest officers joining the patrol division on Temple’s Main Campus.
December 20, 2023
Vice President for Public Safety Jennifer Griffin accepted the North Broad Renaissance Award on behalf of the department
The Department of Public Safety honored with North Broad Renaissance Award
Type: News Story
Temple University’s vice president for public safety accepted the North Broad Renaissance Award on behalf of the department, crediting several new safety initiatives and the hard work of Temple police officers, dispatchers, security officers and administrative staff.
December 12, 2023
Eileen Bradley was one of the first women police officers at Temple and served the community for 50 years. 
Condolences pour in following the passing of longtime Temple University Police Officer Eileen Bradley
Type: News Story
Eileen Bradley was one of the first women police officers at Temple and served the community for 50 years. 
December 6, 2023
Temple Police Officer Jesse Camponelli and K9 Officer Falko are halfway through patrol school.
Temple University police officer, K9 officer look forward to patrol school graduation
Type: News Story
Temple Police Officer Jesse Camponelli and K9 Officer Falko are halfway through patrol school. The dynamic duo is expected to start patrolling campus early next year.
November 28, 2023
Amber James and Leroy Wimberly packing Thanksgiving dinners.
Department of Public Safety distributes turkeys to community
Type: News Story
Temple’s Department of Public Safety gives back this Thanksgiving
November 22, 2023
Temple Police Officer Natalie Sherman patrols Main Campus with K9 Officer Chandler.
Temple University Department of Public Safety makes new 12-hour shifts permanent following trial period, increasing the number of officers on patrol
Type: News Story
“There is no overstating the impact that this has had when it comes to officer wellness and staffing,” said Vice President for Public Safety Dr. Jennifer Griffin.
November 15, 2023
An image of Temple students with Temple Police Officers.
Coffee with a Cop event brings together Temple University community and police officers
Type: News Story
The Temple University Department of Public Safety is working to bring the community together with police officers to discuss issues and find solutions. 
November 15, 2023
An image of the new Off-campus Living office.
Temple opens new Off-campus Living Office
Type: News Story
The new office, which is located in Suite 202B in 1910 Liacouras Walk, is designed to help students navigate off-campus living.
November 15, 2023
Len Clark, director of emergency management (left), standing with Joe Spera, director of technology for Temple’s Public Safety Department, visited a class to speak about Veterans Day.
Third-grade students salute Temple University Public Safety employee-veterans, present ‘Thank you for your service’ cards ahead of Veterans Day
Type: News Story
Temple’s Department of Public Safety staff includes more than a dozen veterans. Now, they’re sharing lessons they’ve learned from their service to students from Paul L. Dunbar School.
November 9, 2023
Sgts Kamari and Lauren Boone with their son Kaleb
TUPD officer-veterans reflect on what it means to serve ahead of Veterans Day
Type: News Story
Hero Temple University Police Officers and military members reflect on what it means to serve the country ahead of Veterans Day.
November 9, 2023
Brian Hathaway pictured in the Communications Center.
Temple University dispatcher fulfills dream, achieves undergraduate degree 40 years after receiving a full scholarship to Temple
Type: News Story
Temple University dispatcher fulfills dream, gets undergraduate degree 40 years after receiving a full scholarship to Temple
October 31, 2023
Aamanee hugs a Temple Police officer
Hero Temple University police officers reunite with West Philadelphia girl they helped deliver on North Broad Street 10 years ago
Type: News Story
Hero Temple University Police Officers meet child they helped deliver 10 years ago.
October 25, 2023
An image of a security camera pictured.
300 security cameras added in North Philadelphia following the launch of Temple University’s security lights and camera grant program
Type: News Story
More than 120 rental properties within the university’s patrol zone have had security upgrades reimbursed by a Temple grant program launched a year ago.
October 16, 2023
Officer Bawa pictured,
The Department of Public Safety steps up foot patrols with new initiative
Type: News Story
Temple’s Department of Public Safety’s ‘Park and Walks’ encourages officers to step out of their vehicles and have more interactions with the Temple Community 
October 4, 2023
Heru Shabazz pictured sitting outside the offices of the Department of Public Safety.
Moving up: A security officer in the Department of Public Safety is now working to become a Temple police officer
Type: News Story
Heru Shabazz joined the Department of Public Safety two years ago as a security officer before then being promoted to a supervisor. Soon, he’ll be wearing the badge of a Police Officer
September 27, 2023

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