Programs & Training

Whether general in nature or tailored to the specific needs of any requesting group, RUPD offers a number of formal and informal programs and training on a diverse range of topics. In addition to the ones listed below we have also customized presentations for public schools in surrounding communities and for specific groups on campus. Prevention and awareness are the greatest deterrents to crime so we believe our support of these programs is essential to maintaining a safe community.


Child Seat Inspection Station

Our station will now be open from 0830-1200 every Saturday, begining the first Saturday in May, in addition to our existing Thursday afternoons

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined motor vehicle crashes to be the number one cause of death of children over the age of six months in the United States. The RUPD has partnered with the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (NJDHTS) to provide instruction and guidance to the public on the proper use of child car seats. During the scheduled times, certified technicians are on hand to assist in ensuring your child safety seat is properly installed.

129 Davidson Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Hours of Operation:
Thursday 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SGT Jennifer Hammill

RUPD Internship
The RUPD Internship Program is open to all students and tailored to individual academic needs. The program has a limited amount of openings, with priority given to Rutgers students, and children of Rutgers faculty and staff. The interns are provided with an "on-the-job" learning environment combined with established academic requirements. In addition, they are required to meet with the RUPD coordinator once per week. For more information contact Officer Leonardo Tolosa 848-932-1032.

Rutgers Comprehensive Alcohol and Traffic Education and Enforcement Program (RCAT)
RCAT is a community-based program funded by the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety grant. RUPD solicits input from students and employees of the university on innovative ways to reduce alcohol and illegal drug use by the university community. Police officers are available to provide interactive presentations to groups and organizations to increase awareness of the hazards of alcohol abuse and illegal drug activity. For more information contact Lieutenant Timothy Wilmot at 848-932-4984.

Driving While Intoxicated
"I only had two drinks, I can drive." This age old line is brought to a different light in this RUPD program. Participants put on glasses that create a physical state of how much alcohol really does distort vision and perception while driving. Available upon request for groups of 5-10. For more information contact Lieutenant Timothy Wilmot at 848-932-4984.

Residence Hall Security
At the beginning of and throughout each academic year Community Policing Officers conduct Safety Awareness Programs to all Residence Hall occupants. For more information or to set up a program, please contact Lieutenant Timothy Wilmot at 848-932-4984.

Formal Training

Techniques of Alcohol Management
Developed by the licensed beverage industry in conjunction with liquor control, law enforcement, highway safety and substance abuse organizations, this program covers a wide variety of information including:

  • False Identification
  • Laws, Rules, and Regulations
  • Clinical Effects of Alcohol
  • Customer Disturbances
  • Alcohol Management

Rape Aggression Defense Training
R.A.D. is a nationally recognized self defense training course designed exclusively for women who are willing to learn defensive tactics to be utilized during a physical confrontation. Students are taught how to heighten their situational awareness to reduce the likelihood of a physical confrontation.

The program, through lecture, discussion and technique training, provides instruction in basic self-defense through topics as awareness, risk reduction and avoidance, and confrontation. These topics are presented by RUPD-N officers in multiple sessions. An optional simulation exercise is offered at the end of each class to allow class participants to utilize the defensive tactics learned in a controlled scenario.

For more information or to set up a program, please contact Lieutenant Timothy Wilmot at 848-932-4984.

Informational Presentations

RUPD conducts a number of presentations to university groups and the surrounding communities. In many instances these presentations are customized to address a specific topic for a specific audience. Some topics are:

  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
  • Alcohol and Public Safety
  • Personal Safety
  • Safety and Security in the Workplace (Active Shooter, What You Should Know).
  • Measures Against Automobile Theft

For more information or to set up an informational presentation, please contact Lieutenant Timothy Wilmot.

RUPD also supports and works in conjunction with campus groups that initiate public safety programs such as the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance and Health Services