Department of Public Safety

Student Listening Session Initiative

The Department of Public Safety offers informal opportunities for conversations with department leadership through our Listening Session Initiative.

The Department of Public Safety offers informal opportunities for intimate conversations with department leadership through our new Listening Session Initiative. Our intent is to be fully present and to listen: no cameras, no media, and no agenda.

Within the listening session format, students are encouraged to attend to share thoughts and recommendations into matters that have the potential to impact police-community relations and campus safety programming on Brown's campus. Nationally, we are faced with many issues that are deeply concerning to us all and we are striving to be a department that takes an active role in discussions and programming that promotes partnerships, understanding, and trust with the community we serve at Brown. We know the work will be challenging, but we understand it is vital to building a community. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the department's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan and to provide feedback.

We encourage student organizations and groups to take full advantage of this unique opportunity. Small group discussions are preferred.

Dinner will be provided at these events. Events can be scheduled during evening hours between 6 pm and 10 pm and will be scheduled for 60 to 90 minutes. For more information and/or to schedule a session for your student constituency, please email