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  School of Criminal Justice 2017-2019 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 safety. To view the University's Emergency Action Plans, please visit To view crime prevention tips and safety precautions, visit

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.

Rutgers University-New Brunswick
55 Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1340
Nonemergency: 732-932-7211
Text to RUPD Service (not intended for emergency situations):
Text RUNB 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 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 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 to 69050

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community:

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 for your campus
  • 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 732-932-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 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"
Safety Matters details public safety statistics, services, and programs available at Rutgers University. To view Safety Matters online visit 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

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 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

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 campus operating page at

For questions or problems concerning the Rutgers ENS, please visit

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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