In-Person Services

Public safety vehicle

Campus Vehicle Driver Certification

Princeton University’s fleet includes more than 350 vehicles—owned and leased cars, vans, trucks, golf carts, and even some construction vehicles—that are used to transport people and things on and around campus. These vehicles are operated by employees and students under stringent safety guidelines. University vehicles may only be operated by approved drivers and only for University business.

Learn more about driver certification and eligibility

Communicate Directly with DPS in an Emergency

Emergency Blue Light Phones & Towers

With the push of a button, the user can communicate directly with the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Communication Center. If you need immediate assistance from the Department of Public Safety, with the push of a button you will be connected directly to emergency dispatch in the Department of Public Safety.

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Blue Light tower

Contact the Housing & Real Estate Services Office - Weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Lockout Services

The Department of Public Safety is not the primary provider of lockout services for University buildings. Students, faculty, and staff should only contact DPS for lockout services outside of business hours for the department of Housing and Real Estate Services.

Types of Lockouts and What to do


By appointment only, the Department of Public Safety Detective Bureau offers fingerprinting services to Princeton University Students, Faculty, and Staff.

Lost & Found

If you find a student’s Tiger Card or any other valuable items, please turn them in to the Lost and Found at 200 Elm Drive.

R.E.A.C.T. Self-Defense Classes

Learn to defend yourself.  There is limited availability in the course and we recommend enrolling as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.