Police & Department of Public Safety

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The RU Police & Department of Public Safety is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for every member of our campus community. The department is located at the Marland Physical Plant and can be reached by dialing “0” from on-campus or 815-226-4060 from off-campus.

RU Police & Department of Public Safety, staffed seven-days-a-week, 24 hours-a-day, currently operates with 6 full-time and 6 part-time officers. The campus dispatcher is also included within the department and staffed seven days-a-week, 24 hours-a-day with 3 full-time and 3 part-time communications specialists.

Notify RU Police & Department of Public Safety immediately if you need assistance, or an incident occurs where University property is damaged, or the safety and welfare of any University community member or visitor is at risk. The department has a long-standing relationship with the Rockford Police Department and the Rockford Fire Department, which includes the city’s emergency medical and ambulance services. RU Department of Police and Public Safety works in conjunction with the Residence Life staff and assists in the event of any emergency or problem.

Department Information

RU  Police & Department of Public Safety
Marland Physical Plant
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4060
fax: 815-394-5293
Tim Trevier, Chief of Police
Jeff Boatwright, Deputy Chief of Police 
SafetyandSecurity@rockford.edu