Whether general in nature or tailored to the specific needs of any requesting group, RUPD offers a number of formal and informal programs and training on a diverse range of topics.


Child Seat Inspection Station

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined motor vehicle crashes to be the number one cause of death of children over the age of six months in the United States. The RUPD has partnered with the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety (NJDHTS) to provide instruction and guidance to the public on the proper use of child car seats. During the scheduled times, certified technicians are on hand to assist in ensuring your child safety seat is properly installed.

Location: 129 Davidson Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 
Hours of Operation Thursday 3:00pm - 7:00pm, Saturday 8:30am - 12:00pm(beginning on May 5, 2018)
Contact: Officer Marlise Correa at (848) 932-1368 or carseat@ipo.rutgers.edu

Rutgers Comprehensive Alcohol and Traffic Education and Enforcement Program (RCAT)

RCAT is a community-based program funded by the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety grant. RUPD solicits input from students and employees of the university on innovative ways to reduce alcohol and illegal drug use by the university community. Police officers are available to provide interactive presentations to groups and organizations to increase awareness of the hazards of alcohol abuse and illegal drug activity.

For more information contact the Community Policing Unit at RUPD-CPO@ipo.rutgers.edu

Driving While Intoxicated

"I only had two drinks, I can drive." This age old line is brought to a different light in this RUPD program. Participants put on glasses that create a physical state of how much alcohol really does distort vision and perception while driving. Available upon request for groups of 5-10. 

For more information contact the Community Policing Unit at RUPD-CPO@ipo.rutgers.edu

RUPD Internship

The RUPD Internship Program is open to all students and tailored to individual academic needs. The program has a limited amount of openings. The interns are provided with an "on-the-job" learning environment combined with established academic requirements. In addition, they are required to meet with the RUPD coordinator once per week.

For more information contact the Community Policing Unit at RUPD-CPO@ipo.rutgers.edu

Residence Hall Security

At the beginning of and throughout each academic year Community Policing Officers conduct Safety Awareness Programs to all Residence Hall occupants. 

For more information contact the Community Policing Unit at RUPD-CPO@ipo.rutgers.edu

Formal Training

Techniques of Alcohol Management 
Developed by the licensed beverage industry in conjunction with liquor control, law enforcement, highway safety and substance abuse organizations, this program covers a wide variety of information including:

  • False Identification
  • Laws, Rules, and Regulations
  • Clinical Effects of Alcohol
  • Customer Disturbances
  • Alcohol Management

Rape Aggression Defense Training

R.A.D. is a nationally recognized self defense training course designed exclusively for women who are willing to learn defensive tactics to be utilized during a physical confrontation. Students are taught how to heighten their situational awareness to reduce the likelihood of a physical confrontation.

The program, through lecture, discussion and technique training, provides instruction in basic self-defense through topics as awareness, risk reduction and avoidance, and confrontation. These topics are presented by RUPD officers in multiple sessions. An optional simulation exercise is offered at the end of each class to allow class participants to utilize the defensive tactics learned in a controlled scenario.

For more information or to set up a program, please contact the Community Policing Unit at RUPD-CPO@ipo.rutgers.edu

Informal Presentations

RUPD conducts a number of presentations to university groups and the surrounding communities. In many instances these presentations are customized to address a specific topic for a specific audience. Some topics are:

  • Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention
  • Alcohol and Public Safety
  • Personal Safety
  • Safety and Security in the Workplace (Active Shooter, What You Should Know).
  • Measures Against Automobile Theft

For more information or to set up an informational presentation, please contact the Community Policing Unit at RUPD-CPO@ipo.rutgers.edu

RUPD also supports and works in conjunction with campus groups that initiate public safety programs such as the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance and Health Services