As members of the Department of Public Safety at Brown University, our mission is to contribute toward the quality of University life by fostering a stable environment in which security is balanced with freedom of movement, and individual rights are balanced with community needs.

The success of this mission depends upon a true partnership between Public Safety personnel and the diverse population of students, staff, faculty, and visitors that constitute the University community - a partnership built on mutual respect and responsibility.

Toward that partnership, the members of the Department of Public Safety pledge their respect for the needs and rights of the community, their diligence and professionalism in the protection of persons, property and rights, and to their determination to ever seek new and better ways to reduce the opportunity for crime, to increase safety awareness, and to encourage a sense of communal concern for each other's safety and well-being.

Toward that partnership, we contend that all students, staff, faculty, and administrators must also accept their individual and collective responsibilities to make the University a place which is free of fear and to provide a civil and orderly environment which fosters learning, research, and creativity.

 In achieving these goals, the Department of Public Safety stands accountable to the University community and open to the ideas and concerns of its members.