The Communication Center provides support to our University’s police and security personnel and our community at-large, and operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
It monitors and coordinates responses to over 600 surveillance cameras, Code Blue emergency phones, our walking escort program, elevator emergency phones, panic alarms, intrusion alarms, fire alarms and law enforcement activity. Its technology includes the T.U. Siren, the TU Alert Notification System and the Computer Aided Dispatching System that interfaces with the Philadelphia Police Department’s 911 Emergency Dispatch Center.
We employ 21 professionally trained and certified dispatchers, 7 of whom are Team Leaders. These Team Leaders are certified Telecommunications instructors who are committed full-time to our dispatchers’ professional development. The Communication Center’s telecommunications training program is currently pursuing professional certification through the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials – International.