Information and News About Campus Security

To the Campus Community:

Local media outlets are reporting about an unspecified and unconfirmed threat against a “university near Philadelphia” on Monday, Oct. 5.

In an abundance of caution, the Rutgers University Police Department is working closely with county, state, and federal agencies, as well as police and security units at other area colleges and universities, to monitor and assess the situation.  On-campus security patrols will be increased throughout the day.

While we have no specific information regarding any threat to Rutgers University–Camden, the vigilance of every member of our community is important every day.  If you see something that appears suspicious, please report it to the RUPD at (856) 225-6009, or call 911, immediately.

Rutgers offers numerous resources to help us maintain a secure environment.  First and foremost, every member of the Rutgers community should make certain to register with the emergency contact system which, in the event of an immediate crisis, will communicate via text messaging. If you have not already done so, please register for this service at As another example, a comprehensive Emergency Action Plan that addresses active shooter events is available online at

We invest in technology and people to keep our campus secure. More than 315 cameras deliver real-time laser feeds into our RUPD dispatcher, and 89 emergency phones across the campus connect directly to the RUPD.  The RUPD recently increased its contingent of fully commissioned police officers and security guards.

Preparedness and vigilance are the best ways to monitor and maintain the safety of our campus community.  If you see or witness something suspicious, report it to the RUPD at (856) 225-6009 or call 911.  The RUPD has a process in place to assess potential threats to safety and to keep students, faculty, and staff informed of relevant concerns.

Phoebe A. Haddon, J.D., LL.M.


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