Department of Public Safety

  • Building Connections with our community is essential to our Service Mission

    Being “Community Caretakers” in all we do 24/7, 365 - We are here for you!
  • Connections

    Our Department is about cultivating relationships that foster trust, understanding and respect of individual rights and responsibilities.
    officer talking to students on campus
  • Education and Awareness Presentations

    We value opportunities to hear and speak with our community.
    students and dps staff posing on campus with mini Coach statues

Our Mission

The Department of Public Safety’s mission is to enhance the living, learning and working experience at Princeton University by protecting life, maintaining order and safeguarding property. We fulfill this mission by providing our community with a full range of services that meet the highest professional and accredited standards of campus public safety. We are committed to the philosophy of “Community Caretaking” and working with our students, staff and faculty to build a lasting partnership.


Become a Community Caretaker

Working at DPS

The Princeton University Department of Public Safety has the honor of serving a unique and diverse community. When hiring, we search for bright individuals who understand and uphold our core values. Please be sure to check in often to view available positions.