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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 General Information University Policies and Procedures University Safety and Security  

University Safety and Security

Divison of Public Safety

Providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community is the highest priority of the university's public safety staff. The executive director for public safety is responsible for safety and security services on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campuses. On the Newark and Camden campuses the police chiefs report to the Office of the Provost while following policies, procedures, and administrative practices established by the executive director for public safety.

Members of the public safety staff patrol each campus and respond to emergencies and requests for assistance on a full-time basis, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rutgers public safety employees are only part of the universitywide crime prevention team. All members of the university community also are part of that team. As a team, it is everyone's duty to actively maintain a safe environment and be careful while complying with all local, state, and university regulations.

Information regarding public safety at Rutgers is available from the campus police departments. Safety Matters details public safety statistics, services, and programs on each of Rutgers' regional campuses. To have a printed copy of Safety Mattersmailed to you free of charge, please contact the appropriate Rutgers University Police Department office at one of the following numbers, or view the online version at any of the following web sites:

Camden Campus: ~rupdcamd/index.htm

Newark Campus:

New Brunswick/Piscataway Campus:

Rutgers University Police Department

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) is dedicated to providing progressive community policing services that focus on the prevention of crime through the development of university-based partnerships. The RUPD provides police, security, and safety services, and is staffed by commissioned police officers with full investigative and arrest authority, a professional security staff, students trained as community service officers, dispatchers, and technical and administrative employees.

The university police department is located at 5 Huntington Street on the College Avenue campus. The campuses are patrolled on foot, in vehicles, and on bicycles. To contact the RUPD to report emergencies (police, fire, and emergency medical), dial 911; from university centrex telephones, obtain an outside line and dial 911. For nonemergency telephone calls to the police, dial 732/932-7211; from university centrex telephones, dial 2-7211. You also can contact the police by using any of the more than 60 blue light emergency telephone boxes on the campuses or by using the housing telephones located near residence hall entrances.

Community policing offices are located in each of the campus student centers. These front-line police officers act as community organizers, team builders, and problem solvers. They provide a communications link between the community and the police department, serve on campus bias committees, and perform proactive patrol. Security officers patrol the campuses, serving as "eyes and ears" for the police while securing facilities and providing escort services. Community service officers provide a host of other safety and security services. For more information on these programs, call 732/932-5400.

Emergency Services

Fire safety is a major component of our total safety and security program. State certified fire inspectors provide fire safety awareness training sessions in the residence halls and conduct emergency evacuation drills to familiarize occupants with emergency procedures. Emergency Services personnel regularly inspect all university buildings and facilities, conduct alarm tests and fire drills, and enforce the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code. As a state-licensed ambulance service, Emergency Services provides emergency medical care to the university community. The staff of New Jersey certified emergency medical technicians responds to emergency medical calls and provides standby services at major university events.

Sexual Assault Services and Crime Victim Assistance

Sexual Assault Services and Crime Victim Assistance staff provides support and assistance to crime victims, survivors, and other members of the university community. Advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, and referrals are available. Programs and services for students, faculty, and staff promote ways of reducing the risk of being a crime victim and the availability of resources and options should a crime occur. With a special emphasis on crimes of interpersonal violence, educational programs are available to the university community on issues concerning sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking, and peer harassment. For more information or to schedule an appointment or program, call 732/932-1181, visit the department web site at, or email the staff at office is located at 3 Bartlett Street on the College Avenue campus, New Brunswick.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
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