Providing a safe and secure community is the highest priority of the men and women who serve as members of the Public Safety Department. Staffed by Police, Security Officers, Guards, Student Patrol and other support personnel, the Department of Public Safety provides a variety of services, and employs measures intended to enhance the safety of the University community. Members of the Department are committed to working together with faculty, students and staff to maintain the quality of life and high degree of security and safety enjoyed at William Paterson.
Through the links connected to this page, you will be able to learn valuable information about public safety and transportation services, emergency management and the related programs provided to the campus, as well as regulations regarding traffic and parking. Please explore the sites and familiarize yourself with the information. We invite you to take advantage of the services provided. We urge you to join us in our efforts to further improve the security and safety at William Paterson.
The University's most recent Annual Security Report is also linked to this page. It is intended to comply with the Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This report includes statistics for the three calendar years preceding the report date for crimes reported to law enforcement officials and to public safety authorities that have reportedly occurred on campus, on adjacent public property, and in or on a non-campus building or property that is used by groups recognized by the University. The statistics may include duplications, in that some incidents reported to non-law enforcement officials also may have been reported to law enforcement agencies. Additionally, these statistics include reports of incidents that were later discovered to be unfounded or some that were dismissed.
Any questions about safety on the campus can be directed to the Department of Public Safety at 973.720.2200. To report an incident, please call 973.720.2301. If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 from any campus phone or use the Emergency Bluelight telephones located around the campus.