Safety Initiatives & Programs

Public Safety works hard to continue safeguarding the community and to plan for the future. As a community, we are grateful for our police officers, security officers, communications professionals, and the university leadership and teams who have worked diligently to increase safety and collaborate with our city partners. Here are just a few of our recent efforts linked in this section:

Safety Awareness Strategies

We value working collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to promote and maintain a safe environment that fosters personal development and academic success. These tools and tips are provided to increase your awareness about potential safety concerns and empower you take action should incidents occur.

Safety Partnerships

Because the safety of Temple’s campuses and the safety of nearby neighborhoods are inextricably linked, we have a long commitment to our partnerships within the City of Philadelphia to create an environment where everyone can work, live and thrive.

Public Safety Audit

Temple University initiated an external, independent review of Campus Safety Services and the Temple University Police Department, focusing on its internal practices and procedures as well as its interactions with community members. 21CP Solutions was engaged to assess campus safety, policing, and community well-being through a wide-ranging review.

Safety Outreach Programs

Our safety awareness programs serve as opportunities to share information about safety services and resources, and for us to gain feedback about ways we can enhance our services. Additionally, we coordinate empowerment programs on personal defense, a bike registration program to further safeguard your ride, and work closely with the Temple University EMS.

Best Nest & FLIGHT 

The Temple University Best Nest Program is a collection of resources that can be used to help students and their families make informed off-campus housing decisions within the patrol zone. Flight is Temple University’s nighttime fixed-route shuttle loop service that runs throughout 50 stops within and surrounding the main campus patrol zone.

Safety Improvements

Since starting in her role in August 2022, the Vice President for Public Safety, Dr. Jennifer Griffin has conducted a thorough review of Temple’s safety policies, procedures, people and processes. Dr. Griffin's assessment aligns well with the Public Safety Audit recommendations, allowing key stakeholders within Temple to take action with plans and strategy. Some of the progress made can be found here.