Welcome to the University of Rhode Island Public Safety Department web site.
At the University of Rhode Island, we have dedicated and committed ourselves to the safety of our campus population as a priority. The University is only a microcosm of a greater society; by working together, we make it a better place for all of us. Our site is designed to provide information about our group and numerous facts and suggestions to make your academic experience a safe and successful one.
The entire Department is always ready to respond to calls for service, as well as taking proactive steps to keep individuals and property safe. The divisions responsible for the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors work together to protect them against injury, fire and other threats and to ensure that the University continues its mission in a safe environment. We encourage you to visit the various web pages of these teams that further elaborate the specific services provided.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, or any member of our team who can answer any of your questions or concerns.
Stephen N. Baker
Director of Public Safety
The University is fortunate to have a highly professional organization consisting of the following coordinated teams:
University Police & Security – Fully Sworn State Certified Police Officers, Uniformed Non-Sworn Officers, and a Residence Hall Security Officer
Emergency Management – Provides planning and services for preparedness, response, recovery, prevention and mitigation and serves as the liaison with other local, state, and federal emergency providers and responders
Communications and Technology – Dispatchers who monitor a wide array of telecommunications, radio, video, and alarm systems under the direction of the Senior Information Technologist
Administration – Consists of the Director, Assistant Director, Fiscal Clerk, and a Senior Word Processing Typist