Rutgers University Police Department

  • Agency: Rutgers University Police Department
  • Address: 55 Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick, 08901 NJ
  • Chief: Rhonda Harris (Chief of Police)
Phone: 732-932-7211

Rutgers University Police Department is located at 55 Commercial Avenue, New Brunswick, 08901 NJ. The Chief of Police of the department is Rhonda Harris. The Rutgers University Police Department phone number is 732-932-7211.

Rutgers University Police Department News

On Monday April 16th the #RutgersPD and Rutgers OEM partnered with the Inter-Fraternity Sorority Council to provide an Active Shooter training course for students during free period.

On, April 24th the #RutgersPD participated in Career Day at Perth Amboy High School #RutgersImpact

University Public Safety and the #RutgersPD were recognized today by the Rutgers Army ROTC (Scarlet Knight Battalion) for our support and collaboration! We are happy to be viewed as a valuable partner and grateful for the recognition. #RutgersPride

New Brunswick Ciclovia will take place on Sunday, April 22nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the event there will be full and partial closures to several main roads in New Brunswick including portions of College Avenue, Hamilton Street and George Street. This open-streets event closes 3 miles of roadways to traffic for non-motorized recreation. No parking will be permitted beginning at 4 a.m. on Sunday, April 22, in the following locations: - Hamilton Street between College Avenue and George Street - George Street between Hamilton and Somerset ALL ROADS FOR CICLOVIA WILL BE CLOSED FROM APPROXIMATELY 10 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. ON SUNDAY, April 22. The Rutgers Transit System will be serving the College Avenue Campus only at the Student Activity Center on George Street and will be picking up on both sides of the street. There will be no service in the downtown area until the event concludes, with the exception of the Rockoff Hall stop and the stop in front of Bravo Supermarket. For more information on New Brunswick Ciclovia visit #nbciclovia #RutgersPD

Congratulations to #RutgersPD 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Laura Gyorfi for being honored as the 2018 recipient of the Bonnie Hueg Memorial Scholarship Award! Laura was recognized today by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) at the NJ NENA Annual Conference #RutgersPride #njnena

On Sunday, April 15th the #RutgersPD participated in the 32nd Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge 5K with nearly 2,000 runners raising $148,500 for Special Olympics New Jersey! The challenge provides financial support to the Special Olympics New Jersey mission to provide year-round athletic training and competition for children and adults with disabilities, thus providing opportunities for camaraderie, competition, and community support. The Rutgers Police Department raised $11,026.00 and was presented with the Highest Fundraising Team Award. Thank you to all who donated to the RUPD Tunnel Takeover Team. We are incredibly grateful for your support and the contributions you made to Special Olympics NJ. Here are a few photos from the event! #RutgersImpact #RutgersCares

Rutgers University will be holding its Admitted Student Open House and Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 14, 2018 and the Rutgers Unite Half Marathon on Sunday, April 15, 2018. As a result, the following temporary traffic closures & detours will be in place: - Seminary Place will be closed to all vehicular traffic starting on Saturday, April 14 at 8:00am thru Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 4:30pm. For Saturday, April 14, 2018: - All campuses will experience increased traffic from 7:30am thru 2:00pm. - Sutphen Road and Scarlet Knight Way will be closed from 12:00pm thru 6:00pm. For Sunday, April 15, 2018: - College Avenue will be closed to all vehicular traffic starting around 6:30am. - Local roadways will be subject to closures for short periods of time on the Busch, Livingston, and College Ave. Campuses beginning at 7:30AM. - The Livingston Campus can be accessed via: River Road to Cedar Lane to Road 2 to Suttons Lane to Road 3. Parking will be in Lot 105. This access route will be used until approximately 10:30AM when the roads on the Livingston campus are scheduled to re-open. - The Busch Campus can be accessed via: Hoes Lane West to Frelinghuysen Road to Allison Road. Parking will be in the lots located on Taylor Road and beyond. This access route will be used until approximately 11:00AM when the roads on the Busch campus are scheduled to be open. All motorists are advised to use caution in the aforementioned areas and expect delays. The #RutgersPD has partnered with Waze for real-time traffic and road closure information, and the most up-to-date route to or around the events. To get the app, please visit:

To kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month the #RutgersPD participated in Turn the Campus Teal on April 4th. On April 12th, RU-N will host Take Back the Night, a grassroots event that honors the experiences of survivors of violence. Learn more at #WeRHere #RutgersPD

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year Rutgers is focusing on how everyone can embrace their voice to become agents of change. The #RutgersPD invites you to participate and show your support for victims and commitment to ending sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking on campus by printing up the We R Here sign below and sharing your photos in the comments. Learn more at #SAAM #WeRHere

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 #RutgersPD Community Survey Drawing! With over 5,000 submissions this year, competition was steep but each winner was randomly selected to win a $50 Kite+Key or Barnes & Noble Bookstore gift card. Thanks to everyone who participated and congrats again to Alyssa Whalen from RU-Camden, David Julis from Central Administration, Janine Tobia from RU-New Brunswick, Jeanette Galindo-Lopez from RBHS and Ivelisse Dominguez from RU-Newark!

In March, the #RutgersPD participated in Project Night Night, an event hosted by the Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships to provide packages to homeless children from birth to pre-teen who need childhood essentials to have a sense of security and exposure to high-quality literacy materials. Officers handed out over 100 bags with blankets, teddy bears, and books to area shelters. #RutgersCares #RutgersImpact

The #RutgersPD will be partnering with the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance to turn the campus teal on Wednesday, April 11th as part of #WeSpeak. Learn more about this initiative and the campus climate survey at

The #RutgersPD and #RutgersEmergencyServices will be hosting various hands-on activities near Lipman Hall this year on Saturday, April 28th for Rutgers Day! Visit us throughout the day to participate in a "Do You Know Your Limits" activity where participants use impairment goggles to see if they can drive or walk a straight line, learn how to use a fire extinguisher, walk through a burning building, get tips on how to properly install a car seat or talk to staff about employment opportunities. At 2pm come back to watch as we set two large dorm rooms on fire to show the importance of sprinkler systems!

A few photos from the second day of self defense lessons provided by the #RutgersPD at B.E.S.T. Hall! The next 5 day session to obtain the certification starts on April 2nd. Learn more at

A few photos from the first round of self defense lessons provided by the #RutgersPD at B.E.S.T. Hall! The next class is scheduled for April 2nd. Learn more at

The #RutgersPD invites female students, faculty and staff to participate in self-defense lessons! Attend ALL five lessons and get an official certification. Registration is free! First class is on March 26th. Visit for more information.

Reminder: The #RutgersPD invites students, faculty, staff, family and friends to join team RUPD Tunnel Takeover for the 2018 Lincoln Tunnel 5K Challenge on Sunday, April 15, 2018. View flyer below for additional details. Register today at

Rutgers University will close all offices and cancel all classes as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2018, and reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018. Classes will resume first period at each campus. For more information visit

Today the #RutgersPD partnered with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) for the first train-the-trainer session for ICAT (Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics). This day-long class will teach officers how to present PERF's use-of-force training. More info available at

Last month the #RutgersPD Newark Division visited Thirteenth Avenue School to participate in Celebrity Reads, an event sponsored by Rutgers University and the United Way. On March 2nd officers read to the children of North 10th Street School for Dr. Seuss Day and brought fraternity and sorority members along to encourage community engagement. #RutgersImpact #RutgersCares

On February 24th, officers from the #RutgersPD Camden Division attended the 2018 Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, NJ. The RUPD raised over $1,500. The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the frigid Atlantic waters. This year marked the 25th anniversary of this event and we were happy to show our support! #RutgersImpact

Check out #RutgersPD Officer Correa and other public safety personnel in this episode of Wake Up Rutgers!

Join the RUPD-Camden Division on Wednesday, February 28th from 11:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for hot chocolate and cookies during the Grand Opening of the new Community Policing Office located in the Camden Campus Center. #RutgersPD

Traffic delays expected today at 1pm for a planned rally at Brower Commons located at 145 College Avenue. Anticipate periodic road closures on College Avenue between Senior Street and Bartlett Street. Motorists should plan an alternate route.