We work hard to make our neighborhood a safe place to live. We've conducted 2,601 walking escorts and 830 vehicle lock-outs, jumpstarts and transports to homeless shelters. In this section you can learn more about our services or report a problem.

Uniformed in black and yellow, Public Safety Ambassadors are unarmed officers equipped with two-way radios that are routed through a central dispatch system. Each Public Safety Ambassador undergoes training in public safety: crime prevention; emergency first aid and CPR; interpersonal relation; customer service; city services; and University City and Philadelphia history, attractions and amenities. Their services include walking escorts, vehicular services, homeless outreach as well as tracking public hazards such as potholes, problem street signs and blocked sewers.

Providing Safety Services