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How Are We Doing?

The Rutgers University Police Department wants to hear from you. What do we do well? What can we use some improvement on? Or if you have any suggestions, please submit a comment here.

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
856-225-6111
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
973-972-4491
Rutgers University-Newark
973-353-5111
Rutgers University-New Brunswick
732-932-7211

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

How Do I Commend An Officer?

If you feel that an officer has performed his or her duties in a particularly courteous, helpful or competent manner, we encourage you to express your appreciation in a number of ways.

  • Contact any supervisor (in person or by telephone) at Police Headquarters
  • Write a letter to the officer, the officer's Supervisor or to:
    Chief Kenneth Cop
    Rutgers Police Department
    55 Commercial Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    kenneth.cop@rutgers.edu

Be sure to obtain the officer's name and badge number if possible.

How Do I Make a Complaint?

The RUPD recognizes that we might not always put our best foot forward and mistakes are made. In the interest of maintaining the high caliber of police services, correcting our oversights and improving the overall quality of police services, we encourage members of the community to bring these matters to our attention. Complaints against members of the Rutgers Police Department may be made to anyone and will be accepted by email, phone, fax, letter or in person regardless of your age or citizenship status. Complaints will also be accepted anonymously.

Please click here to learn more about how to make a complaint and the complaint process.