Text to RUPD

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. 

The RUPD would like to thank the following student organizations who campaigned for this new system and supplied the funding to make it possible:

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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