UCD's foundational focus is on the physical world, and we work to maintain clean and safe streets.

Our Public Safety Ambassadors serve as a highly visible deterrent to crime, patrolling University City streets each day from 10am to 3am, in cooperation with the Philadelphia, Penn and Drexel Police departments, and security forces from Drexel University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Our Public Space Maintenance (PSM) employees work seven days a week to clean and enhance more than 160 commercial and residential blocks, including the maintenance of nearly 150 public trash cans. PSM partners with local residents to keep the community clean and personal and public property maintained. Together, Safety Ambassadors and PSM provide a secure, welcoming University City for residents, employees, students and visitors.

Need assistance? Call 215-387-3942 between 10am-3am, 7 days a week.

Maintaining Clean and Safe Streets

Clean Neighborhood

Clean streets, attractive open spaces, and well-maintained signs, buildings, and roads all contribute to a high quality of life. Our Public Space Maintenance (PSM) program works diligently to continually improve the appearance of our historic streets.

Providing Safety Services

Our Public Safety Ambassadors serve as a highly visible deterrent to crime, patrolling University City streets each day from 10am to 3am, in cooperation with the Philadelphia, Penn and Drexel Police departments, and security forces from Drexel University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.