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 is open and operating. The university has moved to remote instruction for the remainder of the spring semester. Some services and facilities may not be operating or are operating on limited schedules.
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 Fifth 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) 225-6009 or visiting the RUPD, located at 409 North Fourth Street (adjacent to the Athletic and Fitness Center).
Statistics and Action Plans
More than 221 cameras deliver real-time laser feeds into our dispatcher, and 82 emergency phones across the campus connect directly to the RUPD.
Our annual statistics of security on campus and around our neighborhood shows that Rutgers–Camden takes your safety seriously. View our security statistics (PDF) and our fire safety statistics (PDF) 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
Consisting of 22 full-time commissioned police officers, 61 security guards, and four dispatchers, the Rutgers University Police Department ranks among only a half-dozen colleges and universities in New Jersey that have their own commissioned police forces.
And our police department is only one of 12 law enforcement agencies within the state—less than two percent of all agencies— to have earned full advanced law enforcement accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Rutgers is one of only 49 college or university police departments worldwide that have received this important accreditation.
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.