Jump Starts & Vehicle Lockouts

University Public Safety responds to several types of non-emergency calls. The most common requests for service are motor vehicle lockouts and jumpstarts.

Vehicle Jumpstarts

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) offers jump starts to individuals needing assistance with weak or dead batteries.

To initiate a request, call the Public Safety Communications & Dispatch Center at 732-932-7211.

Drivers should raise the hood of their vehicle to help responding personnel identify the vehicle. In order to have your vehicle jump started, a Liability Release Form must be completed and signed by both the driver of the vehicle and the officer providing assistance.

Vehicle Lockouts

Public Safety will assist students, visitors, and faculty/staff with motor vehicle lockouts at Rutgers University as well as the surrounding areas.

To initiate a request, call the Public Safety Communications & Dispatch Center at 732-932-7211.

When you call, please give the telecommunicator the following information:

  • make and model of the vehicle
  • location
  • parking lot #
  • street address
  • call back number
  • if the vehicle is running
  • if a child is inside