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Professional Standards Division

The Professional Standards Division is responsible for providing a myriad of critical services that support the mission and operations of the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD). Click on the links below to learn more about our services:

Accreditation l Internal Affairs l Background Investigations l Communications
Training & Professional Development l Clery Compliance
Emergency Management / Extra Duty Section


After several years of intense review, the RUPD exceeded the requirements of highly regarded and broadly recognized bodies of Law Enforcement Accreditation standards. This represents the satisfactory completion of a thorough agency-wide self evaluation, followed by a comprehensive review by a team of independent assessors. The RUPD is proud to be accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP LEAP) and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

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Internal Affairs

The RUPD recognizes that mistakes may be made and the actions of our employees may fall short of expectations. Reports of misconduct are investigated regardless of the source while ensuring appropriate due process assurances are provided.

Complaints can be mailed to: 
Rutgers University Police Department
Attn: Internal Affairs Bureau
55 Commercial Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

To learn more about the internal affairs process, to download the most recently available Internal Affairs Annual Summary report for the RUPD, or to download a Personnel Complaint Form please visit the internal affairs website.

Background Investigations

The RUPD conducts detailed investigations of applicants to include previous criminal behavior, prior work performance, credit, driving record and personal relationships. The process for sworn applicants also includes an oral interview board, a background interview, and psychological and medical evaluations followed by rigorous instruction at a PTC approved Police Academy.

9-1-1 Communications & Related Technologies

The RUPD's Shared Services 9-1-1 Communications Center is responsible for dispatching, coordinating, and monitoring radio communications for agency officers and other law enforcement, emergency, and/or public safety personnel 24/7. While physically located in New Brunswick, the center is a shared resource equipped with the latest in public safety technologies including: enhanced 9-1-1 capabilities, real time monitoring of burglar and fire alarms, as well as the most current public safety radio communications standard available today.

Training & Professional Development

The RUPD's Training & Professional Development Unit is committed to delivering exceptional law enforcement training to both sworn and professional staff to prepare them for exemplary service to the communities we serve.

Clery Act Compliance

To ensure compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092(f)), the RUPD collects statistics from Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) to coordinate the preparation and distribution of the University's Annual Security Report: Safety Matters. For more information and to access training materials for CSAs, please visit our Clery website.

Rutgers University collects crime statistics that occur on and off campus through a Clery Data Collection Survey. To obtain access to the survey, please contact Deputy Chief Michael Rein at 848-932-4930 or via email at

Office of Emergency Management Liaison / Extra Duty Section

A Police commander is assigned full-time to liaise between the RUPD and the University's Office of Emergency Management. This commander assists OEM in conducting emergency drills and working together with our counterparts on the municipal and county levels. In addition, this commander is responsible for law enforcement coverage at events of varying scale occurring at Rutgers University. To arrange for a police officer to be assigned to your event, please contact Lt. Matthew Gulsby or by phone at: (848) 932-4943.