Division 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 campus. 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 university-wide 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 outlining public safety statistics, services, and programs
on the Rutgers-Newark campus is available online at http://nwkpolice.rutgers.edu/smatters.html. A paper copy of this information is also available from the Office of Admissions, the School of Law-Newark.
For information regarding public safety on the Camden and New
Brunswick/Piscataway campuses, please call the appropriate Rutgers
University Police Department office or view the online version:
New Brunswick/Piscataway Campus:
Rutgers University Police Department-Newark
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, dispatchers, and
technical and administrative employees.
Police Department is located at 200 University Avenue on the Newark
campus. The campus is patrolled on foot, in vehicles, and on bicycles.
To contact the RUPD to report emergencies (police, fire, and emergency
medical) from university telephones, dial 80. For nonemergency
telephone calls to the police, dial 973/353-5581. You also can contact
the police by using any of the blue-light emergency telephone boxes on
Community Policing Officers are assigned to
groups of buildings on the campus. 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 campus, serving as "eyes and ears"
for the police while securing facilities and providing escort services.
For more information on these programs, call 973/353-5478.
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.
Sexual Assault Services and Crime Victim Assistance
Sexual Assault Services and Crime Victim Assistance staff provide
support and assistance to crime victims, survivors, and other members
of the university community. Advocacy, crisis intervention, short-term
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 on issues concerning sexual assault,
domestic/dating violence, stalking, and peer harassment are available
to the university community.
For more information or to schedule an appointment or program, call 732/932-1181, visit the department web page at http://sexualassault.rutgers.edu/, or email the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. The office is located at 3 Bartlett Street, College Avenue campus, New Brunswick, New Jersey.