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Campus Safety

The Rutgers University Police Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide the university community with a full range of police and security services. The department is committed to providing quality law enforcement and security services to enhance the quality of life for all students, employees, and visitors.

Contact Information

For an Emergency
(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Get Emergency Alerts on Your Cell Phone
During emergencies, accurate information is important. Rutgers students, faculty and staff can receive up-to-date information conveniently via cell phone text message. To register, update your emergency-notification information (NetID Required).

Program the Alternate
Public Safety Numbers into Your Cellular Phone

Download a Printable Roster

The RUPD maintains mulitple fully staffed police headquarters to serve the Rutgers communities across New Jersey. Accordingly, non-emergency contact information varies by location. For location specific public safety information, please visit:


The University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report "Safety Matters" details public safety statistics, services, and programs available at Rutgers University. The report is available online.

A paper copy can be obtained at the RUPD or by emailing The RUPD maintains a headquarters at the following locations:

  • RU-Camden: 409 North 4th Street
  • RBHS at Newark: 5 Bruce Street
  • RU-Newark: 200 University Avenue
  • RU-New Brunswick: 55 Commercial Avenue

Copies of motor vehicle accident reports, criminal and non-criminal investigation reports and/or other incidents reported to the Police Department may be obtained through the Records Bureau between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

Rutgers University is governed by the provisions of the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and will disseminate reports and other relevant statistics in accordance with these guidelines.

For additional information, visit the police records website.


On July 30, 2011, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) awarded the Rutgers University Police Department full advanced law enforcement accreditation. Achieving accreditation represents the completion of a three year department-wide period of self evaluation which concluded with a thorough review by a team of independent assessors. In receiving this status, CALEA has confirmed that the RUPD met or exceeded 479 standards established by CALEA and accepted by the international law enforcement community as best practices.

The Rutgers University Police Department is now one of only twelve law enforcement agencies within the State of New Jersey and now part of the 600 out of 18,000 police departments world-wide that are CALEA accredited. Additional information can be found at


Rutgers works with neighboring police departments, local governments, the State of New Jersey, and the National Guard in mutual aid partnerships and regularly conducts exercises designed to better prepare the university for any kind of emergency or disaster. Based on lessons learned from these drills and from experiences at other universities nationwide, Rutgers continuously reviews and updates its emergency operational plans.

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. To learn more, visit the Office of Emergency Management website.