On 9/18/2021, at about 12:30 a.m., a University undergraduate student was the victim of an attempted sexual assault.
There are no active alerts at this time.
On the evening of 5/24/21 at approximately 10:30 p.m. an undergraduate student was the victim of a strong arm robbery.
At approximately 3:00 am on 5/22/21, DPS received a blue light emergency phone call from an unaffiliated person stating that they had just been robbed while sitting in their parked car on Swan Street near the RG&E substation.
Mark Fischer, who has led the University of Rochester’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) for the past seven years, has announced his retirement effective at the end of July.
Community members can now text message the DPS Communications Center with any safety concerns or questions.
The University of Rochester Department of Public Safety has received full accreditation from the leading authority for campus public safety.
Public Safety joins a nationwide community policing effort by installing “cruise lights” on their fleet of vehicles to improve visability.
Public Safety teamed up with University Dining Services for the first “Cooking with DPS Iron Chef” competition. See photos from the cook-off.
Read a Q&A with Laura Johnson, Public Safety's first LGBTQ+ liaison, and Erin Vess, the new community resource officer.
Peace officer Paul Wlosinski donates a kidney to save the life of a colleague, Lieutenant Dan Schermerhorn . See story for video.