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 856-225-6009.

Drivers should raise the hood of their vehicle to help responding personnel identify the vehicle.

Vehicle Lockouts

Rutgers Police Department will assist students, visitors, and faculty/staff with motor vehicle lockouts & jumpstarts at Rutgers University-Camden as well as the surrounding areas. Persons needing assistance should call 856-225-6009. To assist in expediting your call, please have the following information available:

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