Skip to content
Aerial views of the University of Rochester campus

Protecting and supporting our community

Community survey

Please take a moment to share your feedback with the University of Rochester Department of Public Safety.

Share your feedback

Welcome to the University of Rochester Department of Public Safety (DPS). We look forward to working with you to make your experience here safe, positive, and meaningful. Please explore our website to learn more about our missionservices, and how we maintain safety on our campuses.

As it becomes darker earlier in the evening, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) reminds all community members to practice personal safety habits when walking or biking around the University’s campuses. Take a moment to review our checklist of tips and resources to stay safe and reduce risk and other helpful resources below.

Emergency services:
Call or text (585) 275-3333

Portrait of Gerald Pickering

Fall 2023

Welcome message from Interim Chief Gerald Pickering

“The University of Rochester is deeply committed to protecting the safety and security of everyone in our campus community. The University is secured 24/7 by highly trained Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers and staff who work collaboratively with many groups on campus and engage in outreach and education efforts. Reported crimes and incidents on our campuses are historically low and remain so, but recent national events have reminded us of the vital role we all play in maintaining the safety of our campuses. As we begin a new academic year, I’d like to provide an overview of campus safety and offer some useful resources.”

Read the full message

Return to the top of the page