Public Safety

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
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
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
Image of Beury Beach in the Fall.
These 11 Temple University violence reduction programs are enhancing safety in Philadelphia
Type: News Story
Temple has focused on studying violence and developing programs that are making Philadelphia a safer place.
September 14, 2023
An image of the Communication Center in the Department of Public Safety.
Temple University Public Safety updates TUalerts messaging system with color-coded emails
Type: News Story
Temple University’s new color-coded safety alert emails will improve student and parents’ awareness about on-campus emergencies, according to Vice President for Public Safety Jennifer Griffin
September 14, 2023
An emergency code blue phone pictured.
Temple releases Safety Initiatives Dashboard
Type: News Story
Safety recommendations can now be tracked through Temple’s new online dashboard.
September 6, 2023
Matt Petrillo pictured.
Alum and successful Philadelphia reporter named director of communications for Department of Public Safety
Type: News Story
Accomplished CBS3 reporter and Temple University alumnus Matt Petrillo is set to join the Department of Public Safety as its first director of communications on Monday, Aug. 28.
August 24, 2023
TUPD office with K-9 officer pictured.
A fall semester update from Temple University’s Department of Public Safety
Type: News Story
With the fall semester nearing, Temple University’s Department of Public Safety shares an update
August 23, 2023
People lounging on campus
As part of a reorganization, Temple’s Department of Public Safety introduces three new key roles
Type: News Story
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety adds three new key positions.
July 28, 2023
Officer Elijah Lewis pictured.
With summer on the horizon, Temple University shares updates on public safety
Type: News Story
Temple University shares its latest updates from the Department of Public Safety
June 8, 2023
Jennifer Griffin pictured with TSG members.
TSG’s Administrative Excellence Award is full circle moment for Jennifer Griffin
Type: News Story
Jennifer Griffin receives the Temple Student Government Administrative Excellence Award
May 24, 2023