Department of Public Safety


Safewalk provides members of the Brown community with point-to-point walking escorts— and peace of mind.

What is Safewalk?

Safewalk was formed by DPS  in 1988 in response to women's safety concerns on campus. Over time, we have come to realize that safety is an important issue for all members of the community - students, staff, and faculty of all genders.  

Safewalk is a DPS program staffed by student employees who provide point-to-point walking escorts  free of  charge) for their  fellow community members.  Each two-person team patrols the campus, along the Brown safeRID  shuttle route,  acting as additional “eyes and ears” for community  safety. The teams can be identified by their distinctive Safewalk vests with reflective strips. Each  SW team is equipped with a two-way portable radio to communicate to DPS dispatch at anytime. If you see a Safewalk team on campus, feel free to ask them to walk with you!

Who are Safewalkers?

Safewalkers are Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) under the Clery Act. CSAs are required to report to the Department of Public Safety allegations of Clery Act crimes that the CSA receives. If a victim does not want the report to go any further than the CSA, the CSA is still required to submit the report for statistical purposes, but it can be submitted without identifying the victim. 

How do I get a Safewalk?

One of three ways

  1. Call us!  (401) 863-1079
  2. Reserve in advance by filling out this form! (not currently available due to COVID-19)
  3. Just ask one of our teams!

When are Safewalks Available?

Summer 2021 Service will run to July 30, Wednesday through Friday, 9pm- 1am

Academic year,  Sunday through Thursday, 9pm-2:15am. 

Outside our hours? Check out the Brown onCall Program or the Brown Evening Shuttle.  

We’d Love to Hear From You!

2021 Summer Staff

  • Coordinator: Charis Edwards
  • Supervisors: Amit Kundra, Jonathan Leite 

For inquiries, email: [email protected]  

Connect with us on Facebook:  Safewalk at Brown  

Interested in working with us? Fill out our Walker Interest Form!  

Map of Areas Served by Safewalk

Safewalk Boundaries Map