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Introducing the New Text to RUPD

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Introducing the New Text to RUPD Pilot Program

As part of the University's mission to improve safety on campus, the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) has teamed up with several student organizations to launch a “Text to RUPD” pilot program. This new University initiative will offer faculty, staff and students an alternative mode to communicate non-emergency concerns or requests for help to the Rutgers Police Department. 

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 IT WORKS

The "Text to RUPD" service enables users to communicate concerns to the RUPD in real-time. Responses are auto-generated by the system to confirm receipt of your message. Follow the steps outlined below to initiate a message today.

New Brunswick Users

  1. Text "RUNB" and your message to 69050
  2. If your message is successfully delivered to the RUPD,
    you will receive an auto-reply
  3. If you do not receive a response, please be sure that your
    phone's auto-correct did not change any of the required information and that you included a space after RUNB


Newark Users

  1. Text "RUNWK" and your message to 69050
  2. If your message is successfully delivered to the RUPD,
    you will receive an auto-reply
  3. If you do not receive a response, please be sure that your
    phone's auto-correct did not change any of the required information and that you included a space after RUNWK


Camden Users

  1. Text "RUCMD" and your message to 69050
  2. If your message is successfully delivered to the RUPD,
    you will receive an auto-reply
  3. If you do not receive a response, please be sure that your
    phone's auto-correct did not change any of the required information and that you included a space after RUCMD


The system will be monitored 24/7 by the RUPD's Dispatch & Communications Center, has the ability to receive text and picture messages, and will display the cell number of the individual sending the text message so that Public Safety personnel can interact directly via text.  

This service is not intended for emergency situations. For all emergencies, please dial 9-1-1.

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