Rutgers–Camden has a strong record of providing a secure environment for our students, employees, and visitors. More than 221 cameras deliver real-time laser feeds into our dispatcher, and 82 emergency phones across the campus connect directly to the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD). Our annual statistics of security on campus and around our neighborhood shows that Rutgers–Camden takes your safety seriously. View our security statistics and our fire safety statistics to see for yourself.


Members of the Rutgers–Camden community are notified of critical emergencies via a text alert system.  Every member of the Rutgers-Camden community should register for this text alert service.

The Rutgers Emergency Action Plan offers important information about how to respond in a variety of situations.

Rutgers University Police Department

The RUPD patrols our campus and the surrounding neighborhood on foot, on bicycle, and in patrol cars 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Consisting of 22 full-time commissioned police officers, 61 security guards, and four dispatchers, the police department places Rutgers–Camden 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 to and from campus.


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).