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Policy Section

The Department of Public Safety policy section is a landing page for University policies that affect DPS. To view Departmental policies and guidelines, please visit our DPS Standard Operating Procedures section.  

Central repository for the majority of Princeton University policies.

Fundamental guide for all members of the Princeton University community, which contains University principles of general conduct and regulations.

Defines how data produced by Electronic Door Lock Systems is restricted in accordance with the University's Information Security and Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities.

A number of policies, promulgated by the University, related to Environmental Health & Safety.

Rules and procedures for the safe operation, storage, charging, and parking of electric scooters and other personal electric vehicles on the Princeton University campus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

DPS is located at 200 Elm Drive, on the southern end of main campus. 


If you are driving: Upon arriving on main campus through Faculty Road, proceed north on Elm Drive through both traffic circles and come to a stop at the security booth. The security booth at the south end of the campus is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The officer will direct you to continue north approximately 500 feet and turn left into the second driveway.

DPS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The Communication Center on the first floor at 200 Elm Drive is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


The Administrative offices are located on both the first and second floor of 200 Elm Drive and operate under normal University hours: 8:45am - 5:00pm and 8:30am - 4:30pm in the summer.

For non-emergencies, dial (609) 258-1000.


For all immediate emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

Absolutely, you may report incidents anonymously. You may either report the incident by dialing (609) 258-1000 and telling the dispatcher you wish to remain anonymous, or by submitting information via the Anonymous Tip Line. Please keep in mind the tip line is NOT reviewed daily, so for an incident that is in progress - meaning currently happening - please dial 9-1-1.

Theft is the number one crime that occurs on campus. Unlocked bicycles are the most common items that are stolen. The majority of property taken is left unattended in public areas or in unlocked rooms or offices. DPS recommends that you never leave your property unattended, always lock your room or office door, and properly secure your bicycle. For more information please visit our Safety Tips page or learn how to register your bike.

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