Public Safety

TUDPS K-9 unit unleashes smiles to Temple Hospital staff
Temple University’s K-9 unit provides a positive distraction for hospital doctors, nurses and tech staff.
May 22, 2024
As spring semester closes, TUDPS works to makes community safer
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety is continues to make safety improvements in and around campus.
May 7, 2024
As students prepare for Commencement, so is TUDPS
Temple University's police officers, security officers and dispatchers are working together to prepare for Commencement.  
April 29, 2024
TUDPS recognizes Earth Day by unveiling greenhouse
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety rebuilt a greenhouse for students of George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science and participated in a spring cleanup for Earth Day.
Temple University Dispatcher Brian Hathaway will be the alumni speaker at the Bachelor of General Studies graduation.
TUDPS celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety recognizes the work of its dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
TUDPS launches ride-along program for prospective police officers and students
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.
4 TUPD law enforcement officers to be promoted
The four police officers have served the Temple University community for a combined 50 years and counting.
TUDPS, men’s crew teach basics of rowing to North Philadelphia youth
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.
TUDPS to rebuild greenhouse for North Philadelphia high school
Temple University’s Department of Public Safety just started construction on a new greenhouse, with hopes to complete the project this spring.
Forever our hero: Remembering Sgt. Christopher Fitzgerald
Fallen Temple University police sergeant will be honored at a plaque dedication on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of his death.
Temple University bioengineering student shows appreciation for DPS through art
 Temple University bioengineering student trades in her textbooks for art supplies, drawing a picture for the Department of Public Safety.    
More than half of calls TUPD respond to are off campus, do not involve Temple University students or faculty
“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.
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
Temple University police officers, dispatchers, detectives, and security officers work 24/7, 365 days a year.