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 78 member department includes a Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Police Officers, Public Safety Officers and an administrative support staff.
All NJIT Police Officers have graduated from an accredited police academy and are certified by the New Jersey Police Training Commission. They serve and protect the campus and surrounding community by enforcing state laws and city ordinances, as well as university rules and regulations. University Police Officers are armed and have full powers of arrest throughout the State of New Jersey. Patrolling the campus and surrounding area on foot, bicycles, and in state-of-the-art patrol vehicles, officers create a safe environment for the university and surrounding community as well as their invited guests.
The University police maintain a close working relationship with the Newark Police Department, Rutgers, Essex County College, and NJ Transit Police Departments as well as other agencies in the area. Public Safety Officers are highly visible and posted in University parking lots as well as in and around campus buildings. Public Safety Officers also assist police personnel at special events.