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Executive Director’s Message

Welcome to the Department of Public Safety website. Our website offers a small snapshot of the department – our staff, our service and links to other important University departments as well as information about your safety and security while you are on campus. My philosophy and mission for the department is simple. We provide community caretaking and law enforcement for Princeton.

Our Department is about cultivating relationships that foster trust, understanding, and respect of individual rights and responsibilities. We do more than serve and protect; DPS members have an opportunity to partake in our community members life-learning process — to teach by example and help people grow.

While Public Safety is responsible for safety and security on campus, we can’t do it alone. Safety at Princeton is a partnership between our officers and our community. Our professional campus patrol officers, security officers, dispatchers and fire officials provide 24/7 year round safety services and emergency response to the campus. Every member of the DPS staff has received training in community relations, basic crime prevention and may work closely with students as liaisons to many athletic teams, eating clubs, organizations, etc.

As a department, we strive for excellence. I encourage community feedback to provide us with an opportunity to learn about your thoughts and concerns.

I hope you enjoy your stay at Princeton. Public Safety is here to help.

Paul L. Ominsky