While physically located in New Brunswick, the Rutgers University 9-1-1 Communications Center is a shared resource for the Rutgers communities in Camden, Newark and New Brunswick as well as the City of New Brunswick.


The Rutgers University 9-1-1 Communications Center serves as a Public Safety Answering Point operating 24-hours a day to receive 9-1-1 calls and, as appropriate, directly dispatching emergency response services or transferring and relaying emergency 9-1-1 calls to other public safety agencies. Responses to calls for service will continue to come from the existing Rutgers Police Department location nearest you.

When to Dial 9-1-1
Police | Fire | Medical

To report a crime or to view location specific information visit:


The CAD system assists the RUPD with:

  • Receiving and managing emergency calls
  • Providing fast access to vital safety information such as the closest cross streets to emergency responders en-route as well as pertinent historical information related to the calls at the address (past responses, medical conditions, known hazards, etc.)
  • Ensuring appropriate public safety responder is disptached


Rutgers Public Safety operates on a P-25, 700 MHz digital trunked radio communications network statewide.

P-25 is the most current public safety communications standard available today that enables interoperability among various jurisdictions from local to county to state and federal.


The telephone numbers for the University's 9-1-1 Communications Center have not changed. You may download a printable PDF of the Rutgers Police emergency and non-emergency lines.

Departments are advised to check their internal telephone systems and communicate to staff what prefix (i.e. 9, 8, etc) is needed to obtain an outside line in order to dial 9-1-1.  Likewise, departments are advised to ensure any speed dials for emergency services (police, fire, medial) have been correctly programmed.