Department of Public Safety



In collaboration with the City of Newark, NJIT Public Safety has launched an innovative new emergency response system that will eliminate the need to call 3111.  

The NJIT-specific Public Safety emergency number will now be replaced with the traditional 9-1-1 number in an effort to improve upon response time. Students, faculty and staff now only need to identify their location as "NJIT," followed by their specific location, instead of dialing the previous Public Safety 3111 number.

Lt. Kevin Kesselman managed this project that will decrease the response time of emergency responders to NJIT students, faculty and staff on campus. Dispatchers completed 40 hours of specialized 9-1-1 Telecommunication Training and 40 hours of Emergency Medical Dispatch Training (EMD) before receiving certification.

This is one of many efforts being implemented by NJIT Public Safety to build and enhance both the safety and quality of life within our community.

Please continue to use 3111 for information and general assistance.

The Department of Public Safety, conveniently located at 154 Summit St. on the first level of the Parking Deck, provides police protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 78 member department includes a Chief of Police, Deputy Chief, Lieutenants, Sergeants, Police Officers, Public Safety Officers and an administrative support staff.

All NJIT Police Officers have graduated from an accredited police academy and are certified by the New Jersey Police Training Commission. They serve and protect the campus and surrounding community by enforcing state laws and city ordinances, as well as university rules and regulations. University Police Officers are armed and have full powers of arrest throughout the State of New Jersey. Patrolling the campus and surrounding area on foot, bicycles, and in state-of-the-art patrol vehicles, officers create a safe environment for the university and surrounding community as well as their invited guests.

The University police maintain a close working relationship with the Newark Police Department, Rutgers, Essex County College, and NJ Transit Police Departments as well as other agencies in the area. Public Safety Officers are highly visible and posted in University parking lots as well as in and around campus buildings. Public Safety Officers also assist police personnel at special events.

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