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.


CRIME ALERTS / TIMELY WARNINGS


ABOUT CRIME ALERTS & TIMELY WARNINGS

The Chief of University Police and/or other authorized police command staff member develop the content of the message and initiate the distribution of the timely warning.  The warning will be issued through the Rutgers University email system to students, faculty and staff on the impacted campus. 

The purpose of a timely warning or ‘Crime Alert’ is to maintain an informed campus and to enable members of the campus community to better protect themselves.  Additionally, Crime Alerts will provide the impacted community with available information that will aid in the prevention of similar occurrences. It is the policy of Rutgers that, when issuing timely warnings about crimes occurring on or near campus, the names of victims are considered confidential and will, therefore, be withheld from the messages.

Rutgers University will also prepare and disseminate Off Campus Crime Alerts for serious incidents against Rutgers students, faculty, and staff which occur in areas that are reasonably contiguous to the campus boundaries and those areas surrounding the campuses when the university is made aware of such incidents.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to visit our campus safety page to learn more about the various safety programs and initiatives provided by the Rutgers University Police Department.


January 2020

In an effort to keep our community informed of issues impacting their safety, the Rutgers Police Department will be sharing Timely Warning / Crime Alert information on our Facebook page.  The following crime alerts were previously emailed to the university community during this calendar year.  Going forward, alerts will be available on Facebook.

Issued January 1, 2020
Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating an aggravated assault which was reported to have occurred on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at approximately 2:20 AM on George Street between New Street and Morris Street in the city of New Brunswick.

In this incident, the victim, who is unaffiliated with Rutgers University, reported that he was physically assaulted by being struck with a brick. The victim sustained a laceration, was treated by EMS and refused further medical treatment. The perpetrator fled the scene on foot towards Liberty Street.

The description of the perpetrator is limited at this time.

The New Brunswick Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact the NBPD Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.

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

  • Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement
  • 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, 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 732-932-7211.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at https://ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/nb-crime-tips

Authority: 
Chief Kenneth Cop
January 1, 2020

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Issued January 3, 2020

Attention Rutgers Community:

The New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Friday, January 3, 2020 at approximately 7:25 AM in the area of Abeel Street and Elijah’s Way in the city of New Brunswick.

In this incident the victim, who is unaffiliated with Rutgers University, reported that following a verbal altercation with a female he was approached by a male perpetrator who assaulted him and took an item of value.  The male perpetrator and the female entered a dark colored pickup truck and fled the area towards Carman Street.  No weapons were displayed during this incident and the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The description of the perpetrator is limited at this time.

The New Brunswick Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact the NBPD Detective Bureau at 732-745-5217.

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

  • Immediately report suspicious activity to local law enforcement
  • 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 or the University's mass transit system.  In order to request a security escort, contact the police communications center at 732-932-7211.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at https://ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/nb-crime-tips

Authority: 
Chief Kenneth Cop
January 3, 2020

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Issued January 3, 2020

Attention Rutgers Community:

The Rutgers Police Department (RUPD) is investigating a robbery which was reported to have occurred on Friday, January 3, 2020 at approximately 5:10 PM.   This incident occurred just outside 55 Rockafeller Road in Piscataway.

In this incident the victim, who is affiliated with Rutgers University, reported that upon meeting with the perpetrators to sell an item, the perpetrators struck the victim several times with closed hands and feet.  After assaulting the victim, they stole the victim's property and fled the area towards Suttons Lane.  The victim was not physically injured as a result of this incident. 

The descriptions of the perpetrators are as followed:

  • Light skinned black male approx. 18-21 years of age 5’-11” thick build wearing a grey sweatshirt with grey sweatpants and a black skull cap
  • Black male approx. 18-21 years of age 6’-2” thin build wearing a black bubble jacket, black pants and a red due rag.
  • Hispanic male approx. 18-21 years of age 5’-5” small build wearing an orange or red hooded sweatshirt with dark curly hair pulled back.

The Rutgers Police Department asks that anyone with information, or who may have been in the area at the time, contact the RUPD Detective Bureau at 848-932-8025.

The Rutgers University Police Department reminds you that you can reduce your chances of being a crime victim by taking reasonable precautions, including immediately reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement, remaining alert and aware of the people and circumstances around you, avoid isolated or dark areas, and 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 or the University's mass transit system.  In order to request a security escort, contact the police communications center at 732-932-7211.

For more crime prevention information please visit the Rutgers Public Safety website at https://ipo.rutgers.edu/publicsafety/nb-crime-tips

Authority: 
Chief Kenneth Cop
January 3, 2020