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  The School of Law - Newark 2004-2006 Academic Policies and Procedures University Safety and Security  

University Safety and Security

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 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:

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New Brunswick/Piscataway Campus:
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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.

The University 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 the campus.

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.

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.

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, or email the staff at The office is located at 3 Bartlett Street, College Avenue campus, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732/932-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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