The Professional Standards Division is responsible for providing a myriad of critical services that support the mission and operations of the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD).


After years of intense review, the RUPD exceeded the requirements of highly regarded and broadly recognized bodies of Law Enforcement Accreditation standards. This represents the satisfactory completion of a thorough agency-wide self evaluation, followed by a comprehensive review by a team of independent assessors. The RUPD is proud to be accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP LEAP) and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

The CALEA Accreditation Public comment portal was created by CALEA to provide the public with a place to submit comments, commendations, and other information on a member agency’s quality of service for candidacy for accredited status. 

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Internal Affairs

The RUPD recognizes that mistakes may be made and the actions of our employees may fall short of expectations. Reports of misconduct are investigated regardless of the source while ensuring appropriate due process assurances are provided.

  • Communicate complaints by mail: 
    Rutgers University Police Department
    Attn: Internal Affairs Bureau
    55 Paul Robeson Boulevard
    New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
  • Communicate complaints by phone: Internal Affairs Bureau: (848) 932-5959
  • Agency Main Line (24/7): (848) 932-7211
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  • Communicate complaints by walk-in: Personnel are available to accept complaints at all RUPD police facilities.

To learn more about the internal affairs process, to download an Internal Affairs Annual Report Form please visit the internal affairs website.

Background Investigations

The RUPD conducts detailed investigations of applicants to include previous criminal behavior, prior work performance, credit, driving record and personal relationships. The process for sworn applicants also includes an oral interview board, a background interview, and psychological and medical evaluations followed by rigorous instruction at a PTC approved Police Academy.

911 Communications

The Rutgers University 911 Communications Center is responsible for dispatching, coordinating and monitoring radio communications for agency officers and other law enforcement, emergency and/or public safety personnel 24/7. While physically located in New Brunswick, the center is a shared resource equipped with the latest in public safety technologies.

Training & Professional Development

The RUPD's Training & Professional Development Unit is committed to delivering exceptional law enforcement training to both sworn and professional staff to prepare them for exemplary service to the community.

Clery Act Compliance

To ensure compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092(f)), the RUPD collects statistics from Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) to coordinate the preparation and distribution of the University's Annual Security Report: Safety Matters. For more information and to access training materials for CSAs, please visit our Clery website.

Rutgers University collects crime statistics that occur on and off campus through a Clery Data Collection Survey. To obtain access to the survey, please contact Director of Compliance and Research Emma O’Flanagan at (848) 932-4938 or via email at

Written Directives

The Rutgers University Police Department maintains a Written Directive System which incorporates all policies, rules, regulations, and procedures into one codified format for ease of reference. The following Written Directives are posted for the purpose of public accessibility in accordance with New Jersey Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Directives No. 2018-2 (03-20-2018) and No. 2018-3 (03-20-2018).