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Protecting and supporting our community

The University of Rochester’s Department of Public Safety is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of everyone in the University community. Please explore our website to learn more about our mission, services, and how we maintain safety on our campuses.

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

Portrait of Gerald Pickering

Fall 2023

Welcome message from Interim Chief Gerald Pickering

“As interim chief of DPS, I am committed to leading a dedicated team of officers and supporting staff that works hard to keep our campuses safe throughout the year. Public Safety is committed to professionalism, equity, inclusion, and transparency, and I welcome the opportunity to meet and chat with anyone about our department, our officers and their responsibilities, our training, and our policies, procedures, and legal jurisdiction.”

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