Safety and Security

Commitment to a
Safe & Secure Campus

Rutgers–Camden prioritizes providing a secure environment where everyone, including students, employees, and visitors, feels comfortable on and around our 40-acre campus. Our commitment to safety involves the collaboration of four different police and security departments, namely the RUPD, RU Public Safety, the Camden County Police, and the Delaware River Port Authority. Together, they work cohesively to maintain a safe and protected atmosphere for the entire university community.


Safety & Security
through Action

At Rutgers-Camden, our steadfast dedication to security guarantees the safety and well-being of our university community. To achieve this objective, we employ a diverse range of methods and proactive strategies, including:

  1. Regular security patrols, which maintain a strong and visible presence, effectively deterring potential threats.
  2. Security personnel are stationed at the front desks of numerous buildings, providing an additional layer of protection for students and staff.
  3. Restricted access to specific areas, enhancing security measures throughout the campus.
  4. Comprehensive CCTV coverage spanning the entire campus, reinforcing surveillance and monitoring capabilities.

Collectively, these measures work in concert to establish a secure and safeguarded environment, instilling peace of mind for all members of the Rutgers-Camden community.

Security Escorts

Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) provides escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request. Our dedicated security professionals will personally accompany you to your vehicles, campus residences, or the mass transit system, ensuring a safe journey.

To request an escort, you have two convenient options:

Call 732-932-7211. Note: Escorts cannot be “reserved” in advance.To learn more visit the Text to RUPD webpage.

Whether you choose to text or call, rest assured that our Communication and Dispatch Center will act promptly to dispatch a public safety representative. Your safety and security are our top priorities, and we are committed to providing you with assistance whenever you need it.

Emergency Services

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) operates multiple fully staffed police headquarters—24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In case of an emergency, there are numerous ways to contact the police:

For an Emergency (Police, Fire, Medical):
Dial 9-1-1 or “Call when you can…Text when you can’t.”

Emergency Numbers from a University Phone:
Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Emergency Phones and/or Alarms:
Find phone and alarms in various locations: in buildings and restrooms

Emergency Light Posts:
Locate the outdoor “blue” light phones on campus and push the help button

Vehicle Lockouts & Jumpstarts

University Public Safety handles non-emergency calls, with common requests being motor vehicle lockouts and jumpstarts.

Vehicle Jumpstarts

RUPD offers jumpstarts for weak or dead batteries. Call (856) 225-6111 to request assistance.

Vehicle Lockouts

Rutgers Police assists with lockouts and jumpstarts at Rutgers University—Camden and surrounding areas. Call (856) 225-6111 with the following information:

  • Make and model of the vehicle
  • Specific location
  • Parking lot number
  • Street address
  • Call back number
  • If the vehicle is running
  • If a child is inside

We are here to help promptly and ensure your safety and convenience.