Rutgers University–Camden has a strong record of providing a secure environment for students, employees, and visitors. The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) patrols our campus and the surrounding neighborhood on foot, on bicycle, and in patrol cars 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Rutgers University–Camden is open and operating. The spring semester combines a majority of remotely delivered instruction with a limited number of face-to-face classes. In-person events are canceled until further notice. Use the My Campus Pass app before coming to campus and remember the three Ws: Watch Your Distance, Wash Your Hands, Wear Your Face Covering.
Contact the RUPD
for an emergency (Police, Fire, Medical)
Emergency Number from a University Phone
Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1
For a Non-emergency
TEXT TO RUPD: 69050
- Text to the number 69050 .
- In the message body, text: RUCMD followed by a space and then your message.
- If your message is successfully delivered to the RUPD, you will receive an auto-reply, followed by a personal response shortly after. The system is monitored 24/7.
- 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. This service is not intended for emergency situations.
Rutgers University Police Department
409 North Fourth Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Members of the Rutgers–Camden community are notified of critical emergencies via a text alert system. All students, faculty, and staff should register for emergency notifications.
Students can receive a walking escort to their vehicles, campus housing, PATCO, and the Walter Rand Transportation Center by calling (856) 225-6111 or visiting the RUPD, located at 409 North Fourth Street (adjacent to the Athletic and Fitness Center).
Statistics and Action Plans
Our annual statistics of security on campus and around our neighborhood shows that Rutgers–Camden takes your safety seriously. View our crime and fire safety statistics to see for yourself.
The Rutgers Emergency Action Plan offers important information about how to respond in a variety of situations, including police, fire, medical, and weather emergencies.
About the RUPD
The RUPD works in close partnership with the Camden County Police Department, the Delaware River Port Authority, and the security forces of our neighbors through the Camden Corporation Watch to ensure your safety on and around campus.