The Department of Public Safety provides security staffing and oversight for both the Firestone Library and University Art Museum. The Art Museum security staff merged with DPS on July 1, 2012, allowing for a more unified security and safety operation at Princeton University.Within the Art Museum, DPS provides administrative oversight in planning, coordinating, and managing the security operations.
Officers are stationed throughout the galleries and control room to monitor all activities. The Art Museum staff is comprised of both Art Museum Security Officers and Art Museum Security Supervisors.
Officers stationed in the control room supervise the Card Access System, Campus Video Management System (CVMS) and Fire Alarm Systems in the galleries and provide badges to visiting staff and docents. Additionally, officers oversee the control room which also houses the fire alarm and sprinkler system for the Art Museum.
Officers who patrol the galleries rotate between posts, and special exhibitions require a Security Officer to be stationed at all times. The staff is also trained to respond to all types of emergencies in the Art Museum such as fire alarms, first aid calls, and thefts.
For more information about the Princeton University Art Museum please visit their website.