Department of Public Safety

Department of Public Safety


The Department of Public Safety, conveniently located at 154 Summit St. on the first level of the Parking Deck, provides police protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 65 member department includes a Director of Public Safety, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Police Officers, Public Safety Officers and an administrative support staff.

All NJIT police officers have graduated from an accredited police academy, are certified by the Police Training Commission. They serve and protect the campus community by enforcing state laws and city ordinances, as well as university rules and regulations. University police officers are armed and have full arrest power throughout the State of New Jersey.  Patrolling the campus and surrounding area on foot, bicycles, and patrol vehicles, officers create a safe environment for the university community and their invited guests. The university police maintain a close working relationship with the Newark Police Department and other college police departments in the area.

Public Safety Officers are posted in university parking lots as well as in and around campus buildings, and assist police personnel at special events.

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