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In an attempt to coordinate activities in the event of a possible “critical incident” on campus, Penn Police conducted a series of drills with other area law enforcement agencies and University departments on campus Wednesday morning, according to Division of Public Safety spokeswoman Stef Cella.

Cella said an example of such an incident could include a report of a gunman on campus. Participants conducted drills and addressed “real-life scenarios,” according to Cella.

Penn Police, the Drexel Police Department and the Philadelphia Police Department participated, as well as members of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Office of the Vice Provost for University Life and the Office of University Communications.

“This drill afforded all of the participants an opportunity to role play the skills they have been taught in the classroom,” Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said. “All three Departments — Penn, Drexel and the Philadelphia Police Department — passed with flying colors today.”

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