Maureen S. Rush is the Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of the Penn Police Department. Vice President Rush joined the Division of Public Safety in 1994 as the Director of Victim Support & Special Services, and then served in an upward progression of positions, including: Chief of the Penn Police Department, and Vice President for Public Safety. During her tenure the Penn’s Police Department evolved into a model campus law enforcement agency, continually meeting the challenges faced by an urban university, while strengthening its relationships with the Penn and West Philadelphia communities, and the City of Philadelphia. With 120 police officers, the Penn Police Department is the largest private police department in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Rush holds an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has completed professional development programs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Northwestern School of Staff & Command and in the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Program. In 2004, Ms. Rush completed a year-long program with Philadelphia Leadership, Inc. a regional leadership think tank.