Rutgers University, in its commitment to safety on campus and in compliance with the Clery Act, has procedures in place to alert the campus community in a timely manner of certain crimes reported to the University Police that occur either on or near campus.In the event of a Clery reportable crime that, in the judgment of the Chief of University Police or other authorized command staff member, constitutes a serious or continuing threat to the University community, a campus wide timely warning, also known as a “Crime Alert” will be issued.

See below for the latest Crime Alerts for Rutgers University-Camden.


September 2018

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at approximately 2215 hours. This incident occurred on Lawrence Street at the intersection of North 5th Street in Camden. 

In this incident the victim, who is affiliated with the University, reported walking with an unknown male from the Walter Rand Transportation Center. During the route traveled the unknown male made a request for money and then forcibly removed money from the victim at the intersection of North 5th Street and Lawrence Street. The assailant then fled in an unknown direction.  The victim was not physically harmed.

The assailant is described as being an African American Male, approximately 5’7” to 5’9”in height, slim build, with a dark complexion in his late 20's to early 30's. The suspect was wearing a white t-shirt, grey sweatpants, black shoes, and a tan hat. The suspect may also have a dreadlock style haircut. 

The Rutgers University Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, to contact the Rutgers University Police Department at 856-225-6111.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including: 

• Utilize the security escort program

• Remaining alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you; 

• Avoid isolated or dark areas; 

• Walking in groups when traveling during late night hours 

The Rutgers University Police Department provides escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request. The escorts provide our community with personalized service to their vehicles, campus residence, PATCO Hi-Speed Line stations at Fifth and Market Street, and the Walter Rand Transportation Center on Broadway. In order to request a security escort we ask that an individual contact the police communications center at 856-225-6111.  

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at http://rupd.rutgers.edu/crimetips.php 

Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/ 

Authority: 

Chief Richard Dinan


March 2018

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers University Police Department is investigating a burglary which occurred at 321 Cooper Street in Camden, between the hours of 7:30 PM and 8:00pm on March 12, 2018.

In this incident, the perpetrator gained entry to the building through an unsecured window. Once in the building the perpetrator removed items of value.  The area was unoccupied at the time of this incident.

The perpetrator is described as a male with medium complexion, wearing tan pants, a black jacket with grey around the shoulders and tan boots.

The Rutgers University Police Department is actively investigating this incident and asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact the Rutgers Police Department at 856-225-6009. 

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including: 

- Secure points of entry to buildings and all work spaces when not in use;

- Secure all windows when not in use;

- Remain alert and aware of people and circumstances around you;

- Do not prop open exterior doors;

- Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

The Rutgers University Police Department provides escorts to students, faculty, and staff upon request. The escorts provide our community with personalized service to their vehicles, campus residence, or the University's mass transit system.  In order to request a security escort we ask that an individual contact the police communications center at 856-225-6009.
For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/crime-prevention
Follow the Rutgers Police Department on Nixle for regular updates on issues impacting your community at http://local.nixle.com/rutgers-police-department/
Authority: 
Chief Richard Dinan