Community - Integrity - Service

The safety and well-being of the campus community are the primary responsibilities of the Public Safety Department. The department is staffed by a director, assistant director, coordinator of safety and security, investigator, and 24 security officers who cover the Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses. Public Safety officers patrol both campuses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year either on foot, in patrol vehicles, on bicycles or by golf cart. These Public Safety officers do not have police powers.

Public Safety (Non-Emergency)

Public Safety (Emergency)

Available 24 hours, seven days a week

2015 Security and Fire Safety Report, Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses

Officers undergo continuous training and are qualified in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation (AED). AED units are located in one of the Public safety patrol vehicles, in the office of the Student Rec. Center, mounted on the wall in the Alumni Gym, and mounted on the wall on the second floor of the Maurer Center.

Public Safety Officers are also trained in fire safety and in the use of portable fire extinguishers to extinguish incipient stage fires.

The Public Safety Department offices are located in the General Services Building on the Lawrenceville campus and on the ground floor of Bristol Chapel on the Princeton campus for your convenience and peace of mind.

Services provided by the Public Safety Department include campus patrol, student escort services, life and safety checks, operation identification, emergency medical services, alternate telephone switchboard operation, investigation of serious incidents, building security, information provision, crime and fire prevention programs, and special duties at public affairs.

For information on how to report a crime, the department's response, access to facilities, alcohol policy, drug and alcohol abuse education programs, and the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, and the University's crime statistics click below:

The University will provide a paper copy of this information upon request.


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Operation Identification:

Operation Identification is an anti theft program which helps the Department of Public Safety and local police recover stolen property and identify the legal owner of the property. It has proven successful on many college and university campuses.

Identifying characteristics about a valuable item are obtained and this information is placed in a data base. The item is given an identification tag number which is assigned to the owner of the property and placed on the property. In the event that this item is subsequently stolen, the property can therefore be easily traced to the rightful owner.

It is also believed that the existence of the identification tag on the property can, in itself, be a deterrent to theft. A potential thief may not want to be caught in possession of an item that can be easily traced and used as evidence against him.

For more information on Operation Identification, or any other crime prevention information, contact the Department of Public Safety at 896-5029