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  Mason Gross School of the Arts 2020-2022 Academic Policies and Procedures University Safety and Security  

University Safety and Security

University Public Safety

University Public Safety is committed to working in partnership with students, faculty, and staff to provide a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling university experience. As part of our community policing philosophy, students have become a central component of our operations. Public Safety employs over 200 students who have adopted the motto of "Students Serving Students."

Campus safety is of paramount importance, but security depends on everyone knowing what to do in case of an emergency and taking ownership in their own personal preparedness. To view the University's Emergency Action Plans, please visit emergency.rutgers.edu. To view crime prevention tips and safety precautions, visit https://ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/nb-crime-tips.

Rutgers University Police Department


The internationally accredited Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide the university community with a full range of police and security services. RUPD maintains multiple fully staffed police headquarters. Accordingly, nonemergency contact information varies by location. We encourage you to program these phone numbers into your cell phone.

For an emergency (Police, Fire, Medical) dial 9-1-1
From a university phone, obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

55 Paul Robeson Boulevard, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Nonemergency: 732-932-7211
Text to RUPD Service (not intended for emergency situations):
Text RUNB and your message to 69050

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
5 Bruce Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Nonemergency: 973-972-4491
Text to RUPD Service (not intended for emergency situations):
Text RUNWK and your message to 69050

Rutgers University-Newark

200 University Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102-1813
Nonemergency: 973-353-5111
Text to RUPD Service (not intended for emergency situations):
Text RUNWK and your message to 69050

Rutgers University-Camden
409 North Fourth Street, Camden, NJ 08102-1406
Nonemergency: 856-225-6111
Text to RUPD Service (not intended for emergency situations):
Text RUCMD and your message to 69050

Follow the RUPD on Facebook @RutgersPoliceDepartment or Twitter @Rutgers_PD for emergency notifications and other community announcements.

Safety Escorts

RUPD provides escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request. The escorts, primarily walking, provide our community with personalized service to their vehicles, campus residence, or the university's mass transit system.

Call the RUPD on your campus and provide your university location.
A public safety representative will be dispatched to escort you.
Escorts may not be "reserved" in advance.

Knight Mover Shuttle


The university also provides the "Knight Mover Shuttle" -- individualized transportation service during non-mass transit hours. To request this service call 848-932-RIDE (7433).

Child Seat Inspections


The RUPD has partnered with the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety to provide instruction and guidance to the public. During scheduled times, certified technicians are on hand to assist in ensuring your child safety seat is properly installed. Visit https://ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/inspections to learn more.

Vehicle Lockouts and Jump Starts


University Public Safety will assist students, visitors, and faculty/staff with motor vehicle lockouts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick as well as the surrounding areas. Public Safety also offers jump starts to individuals needing assistance with weak or dead batteries. To initiate a request, call the RUPD.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

Safety Matters details public safety statistics, services, and programs available at Rutgers University. To view Safety Matters online visit https://ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/crime-statistics. To have a copy mailed to you free of charge, please contact the Rutgers Police Department.

To obtain more information about the RUPD, please visit rupd.rutgers.edu.

Emergency Services

Rutgers University Emergency Services provides emergency response, emergency medical services, public safety education, fire prevention inspection services, and testing and maintenance of fire suppression and detection equipment for all university properties statewide.

To obtain more information about emergency services, please visit rues.rutgers.edu or call 848-932-4800.

Emergency Management


The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) serves all university locations and works to prepare the university to properly respond to and address emergencies that threaten public safety. These emergencies may include, but are not limited to, severe weather conditions, major power failures, fires and explosions, transportation accidents, other accidents involving mass casualties, release of hazardous materials, violent crimes, civil disorder, bomb threats, public health emergencies, acts of terrorism, and other events that could pose a significant threat to the university community. University emergency planning focuses on the areas of preparedness, prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery.

You are encouraged to take an active approach in your personal preparedness by reviewing the university's emergency action plans at emergency.rutgers.edu.

Notification to the Rutgers Community about an Immediate Threat

The university's emergency notification system uses many different and overlapping mechanisms to provide time-critical information to the Rutgers community, as no single mechanism is sufficient to provide blanket notification. Methods include email, website announcements, TV, radio, and text messaging to cell phones, as well as low-tech mass communications such as electronic signs, bullhorns, and police car speaker systems.

Additional messages and updates may be posted on the Rutgers University-New Brunswick operating page at https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu or the Rutgers University main webpage at https://www.rutgers.edu/status.

To update your information or to sign up to receive emergency text notifications, please visit ens.rutgers.edu.
 
For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or colonelhenry.rutgers.edu.
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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