Department of Public Safety

How Can DPS Help You?

We are a full-service public safety department that serves the Brown Community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, patrolling the campus to deter crime, develop community relations, and respond to calls for service and assistance.

For Emergency Police, Fire, Medical Response (24-hour), call (401) 863-4111

For Non-Emergency DPS Response, call (401) 863-3322 or email

For Accessibility options, text (401) 863-4111 

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Learn More About DPS

The department’s mission emphasizes crime prevention, problem solving and joint officer-community responsibility.  
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The Clery Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information about campus crime in a matter that is timely and annual.
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The Crime Prevention Unit seeks to keep the community and DPS fully informed about crime awareness and prevention.
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The Department of Public Safety offers a variety of resources to our community in order to make the campus a safer place to learn, teach, work, and live.
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