University Public Safety responds to several types of non-emergency calls. The most common requests for service are motor vehicle lockouts and jumpstarts.


Vehicle Jumpstarts

Public Safety will assist students, visitors, and faculty/staff with vehicle jumpstarts at Rutgers University as well as the surrounding areas.

To initiate a request, call the Rutgers University 9-1-1 Communications Center at (732) 932-7211.

Drivers should raise the hood of their vehicle to help responding personnel identify the vehicle. In order to have your vehicle jump started, a Liability Release Form must be completed and signed by both the driver of the vehicle and the officer providing assistance.


Vehicle Lockouts

Public Safety will assist students, visitors, faculty and staff with motor vehicle lockouts when the vehicle is located at a Rutgers building or university parking lot.

To initiate a request, call the Rutgers University 9-1-1 Communications Center at (732) 932-7211.

When you call, please give the telecommunicator the following information:

  • make and model of the vehicle
  • location
  • parking lot #
  • street address
  • call back number
  • if the vehicle is running
  • if a child is inside