Department of Public Safety

  • Welcome to Public Safety

    Located at 200 Elm Drive 24/7, 365 days a year!
    200 Elm Drive Building Sign
  • Be on the lookout for COACH, the caring canine

    Coming to an event near you!
    Coach at the corner of the field at homecoming
  • Community Caretaking is what we do!

    Our department is about cultivating relationships that foster trust, understanding and respect of individual rights and responsibilities.
    An officer standing with two students.
  • Princeton University Department of Public Safety

    Your shield, ensuring your time at Princeton is safe & secure.
    Close up of Nassau Hall

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.