Police & Department of Public Safety

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

RU Department of Police and Public Safety, staffed seven-days-a-week, 24 hours-a-day, currently operates with 3 full-time sworn police officers, 5 full-time public safety officers, and 1 part-time public safety officer.

Notify RU Department of Police and 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, the Rockford Fire Department, and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, which also 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  Department of Police and Public Safety
5050 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 226-4060
Fax: (815) 394-5293
Tim Trevier, Chief of Police
Jeff Boatwright, Deputy Chief of Police
Mike Maggio, Lead Public Safety Officer
PublicSafety@rockford.edu