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The RUPD offers challenging and exciting opportunities in a wide range of law enforcement careers.

It is the policy of Rutgers University to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, religtion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected by law (University Policy 60.1.8).

We encourage you to visit the University Human Resources (UHR) website to explore employment opportunities at Rutgers University.

Contact Information

Rutgers Police Department
Public Safety Building
55 Commercial Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

For any Emergency Dial
9-1-1

From a University Phone
Obtain an outside line Dial
9-1-1

Alternate Non-Emergency
Public Safety Numbers

New Brunswick Campus
(732) 932 -7111
or 2-7111 from any Campus Phone

Newark Campus
(973) 353-5111
or 5111 from any Campus Phone

Camden Campus
(856) 225-6111
or 6111 from any Campus Phone

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Police Officer

Rutgers University Police Officers are commissioned by the state of New Jersey, armed, and have attended New Jersey Police Training Commission (PTC) approved academies. This is the same training and certification received by municipal police officers in the state. Rutgers participates in the Police & Fire Retirement System. Rutgers receives approximately 200 applications for each position open, which allows for the selection of exceptional candidates. To be eligible one must:

  • Be a US citizen
  • Have a valid New Jersey Drivers License
  • Have a high school or vocational school education, or equivalent. Applicants with a college degree or NJ PTC certification are preferred
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be physically fit and satisfactorily complete an interview with the Police Review Board, a pre-employment medical examination, which includes drug screening, and consultation with a psychologist
  • Satisfactorily complete PTC certification
  • Pass a background check and be approved for police commissioning by the New Jersey State Police. Applicants must have no criminal convictions
  • Successfully complete a 12 week field training program

We encourage you to visit the University Human Resources (UHR) website to apply for available police officer recruit positions. Please note that you may only apply for police officer recruit positions when the Department is seeking applicants and positions are posted on the UHR website. If we are not currently hiring, no position will be posted.

Community Service Officer (CSO)

CSOs patrol the university, provide event security, residence hall and building security, and operate the Knight Mover Shuttle. They report directly to the police department. To be eligible one must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student with a minimum of 12-credits
  • Complete a successful background investigation
  • Complete the 40-hour CUPSA training course
  • No Criminal Convictions
  • Safe Driving Record

To Apply:

  • Complete a Community Service Officer Application
  • Save a copy
  • Attach the file and email to RUPD
Security Officer

The RUPD employs Security Officers that provide after-hours escorts for students, faculty and staff, patrol the university campuses, perform campus lighting and building security inspections, and enforce parking regulations on campus. To be eligible one must:

  • Have a valid drivers license and reliable transportation to and from work
  • Have a high school or vocational school diploma, or equivalent
  • Pass a criminal background investigation
  • Have two years security/public safety experience
  • Be able to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Availability for shift work and occasional overtime including weekends and holidays

We encourage you to visit the University Human Resources (UHR) website to apply for available security officer positions. Please note that you may only apply for security officer positions when the Department is seeking applicants and positions are posted on the UHR website. If we are not currently hiring, no position will be posted.

Public Safety Telecommunicator - 911 Dispatcher

The RUPD operates a 24/7 9-1-1 Communication & Dispatch Center providing support to police, fire, emergency services, and transportation services. Telecommunicators perform a full range of radio, telephone and Emergency 9-1-1 duties. They handle both emergency and non-emergency calls. To be eligible one must:

  • A high school diploma
  • 2 years clerical experience
  • Basic computer skills
  • Availability for shift work and occasional overtime including weekends and holidays

Required certifications are:

  • 40 hour Basic Telecommunicator Course
  • 32 hour Emergency Medical Dispatch Course
  • 8 hour CPR Certification A candidate must successfully complete these certifications to become a state certified telecommunicator.

We encourage you to visit the University Human Resources (UHR) website to apply for available telecommunicator positions. Please note that you may only apply for telecommunicator positions when the Department is seeking applicants and positions are posted on the UHR website. If we are not currently hiring, no position will be posted.

Recruitment Brochures

Police Officer
Community Service Officer

Please note: The duration of the selection process varies in length for the above positions, however you will be kept informed on the status of your application. Applicants not selected for any of the above positions, must reapply for consideration in future postings.