The Department of Public Safety provides the community with the resources and the education necessary to make informed choices about their safety.  Department personnel participate in a wide range of campus events to include University orientations, resource fairs and other special campus events in an effort to provide all members of the community with valuable and practical safety information.   This information is also imparted through a variety of services and programs:


Personal Safety & Theft Prevention Services

Brown Guardian Mobile Security App
Personal Safety Alarm (PAL) Program

Community Outreach Initiatives

Community Policing Program
Officer/Student Dialogue Program
Annual Child Safety Seat Event at DPS
Coffee with a Cop

Crime Prevention and Awareness Programming

Bear Tips Media Project
Brown Building Security Initiative (BBSI)

Campus & Personal Safety Sessions (Staff/Faculty)
Operation I.D. Program, Property Registration
Self-Defense Awareness & Familiarization Exchange (SAFE) Program for Women
RAD Basic Self-Defense Programs

Other DPS Services

Event Security
Fingerprinting Service
Crime Victim Assistance


Please call the DPS Community Relations and Outreach Bureau at (401)863-2542 for additional information about DPS programs and services.