Safety Improvements

Safety Infrastructure Improvements

The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) announced the Temple University Police Department will receive a grant for $1.77 million for safety enhancements focused on crime-fighting technology including gunshot detection devices, license plate readers, security cameras and upgrades to the Department’s Record Management System. In addition, the grant covers police officer-related initiatives such as retention and recruitment bonuses, crisis intervention and de-escalation training.

Safety Enhancements with Neighbors

A $30M grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will upgrade area near North Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue. “Clean and safe streets are one of the focus points for Beech Community Services and the North Broad Renaissance organizations,” Kenneth Scott, chair of the Board of Directors of the North Broad Renaissance, says safety enhancements like these are a priority of Temple’s neighbors. “New lighting, sidewalks and street improvements are important quality-of-life benefits to the Cecil B. Moore and Yorktown residents in the surrounding community east and west of Broad Street.” The initiative is rooted in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “safe systems approach,” which aims to minimize risk on a systemwide level through road design; safe vehicles; and promoting walking, biking and public transit. 

Lights, Cameras & Technology Updates:

  • Security Cameras: Completed an audit of over 1,000 campus cameras and have devised a plan for moving forward with adding more cameras and replacing those that need repair.

  • Code Blue phone pillars: Completed a Code Blue phone audit and have a plan to move forward with adding cameras to several existing code blue phones on our Main and Health Sciences Center campuses.

  • Access Controls & Security Personnel: Partnering with Housing and Residential Life to review access controls, personnel and security training and protocols, and technology features to increase safety.

  • Campus Lighting: Partnering with Facilities Management to inspect, increase and ensure the proper lighting operation in the following areas:

    • Lights on IBC on 1400 Cecil B. Moore Ave., which improves visibility on the north side of the street. 

    • LED streetlights at 15th Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue, which add abundant light to that intersection. 

    • Lights on the 1400 Montgomery Avenue side of Pearson and McGonigle Halls are operational to illuminate the south side of the street for pedestrians walking to the Liacouras Garage.

    • And the lights in the walkway from 16th and Berks streets to 15th Street are now all operational.