The Brown University Department of Public Safety (DPS) is responsible for providing police and security services on campus and for coordinating and determining police and security staffing at all events on campus such as parties, dances, rallies, lectures, dignitary visits, sporting events, etc., including those events/functions sponsored by non-university organizations.

Adequate security and crowd management are integral aspects of event planning and all event sponsors and organizers (i.e., student organizations, departments, students, faculty and staff) share in the responsibility for the safety and well-being of audience members, participants, performers and workers. Our DPS Staffing of Campus Events policy offers detailed information for you to consider when planning for event security.


DPS has put together a Security Event Review Form to help determine whether a security detail is needed for your event. Requests for Public Safety Staffing for events should be made as far in advance as possible and must be submitted on-line, at least three weeks prior to the event. The following questions are examples of what will be asked on the form:

  • Location, Date, and Time of Event
  • Event Name, Speakers, Topics
  • Is the Event Open To The Public, Alcohol, or Cash Exchanged

For further assistance, during business hours, Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 5:00pm, please contact jillian_rourke@brown.edu via e-mail or by calling 863-2027.

After business hours, you may contact the DPS On-Duty Shift Supervisor at 863-1663.


In order to avoid billing, cancellation must be received by DPS twelve (12) hours prior to the start of the requested detail. Contact jillian_rourke@brown.edu Administrative Services Bureau at 863-2027 during business hours. If calling after hours, contact the DPS On-Duty Shift Supervisor at 863-1663.

If cancellation is not received, a four (4) hour minimum for each of the requested detail officers shall be billed. For further information regarding Detail Rates contact jillian_rourke@brown.edu.


Rates effective July 1, 2015

DPS hourly rates are as follows:

•  Brown Community Members - (Inside Detail)

DPS Officer - $57.00 per hour

Sergeant - $71.00 per hour

Lieutenant - $78.00 per hour

•  Outside Organizations - (Outside Detail)

DPS Officer - $64.00 per hour

Sergeant - $77.00 per hour

Lieutenant - $87.00 per hour 

Officers and sergeants are eligible for double-time pay on holidays.  As a result, holiday rates for officers are $76.00 per hour for inside details and $85.35 per hour for outside details.  The holiday rate for sergeants will be $95.00 per hour for inside details and $103.00 per hour for outside details. 
Also, please note that the following rates remain in effect for Providence Police details until further notice:
Patrol Officer:  $63.00/hour
Sergeant:  $71.00/hour
Lieutenant: $77.00/hour
Captain:  $83.00/hour
Major:  $106.00/hour
PPD police car:  $15.00/hour
Finally, the four-hour minimum remains in effect for both Brown University and Providence officers.  

APG Security Guards $30.50/hour (in advance) $38.50/hour (emergency rate)