Department of Public Safety


The RU Department of 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 any on-campus phone or 815-226-4060 from any phone.

RU Department of Public Safety, staffed seven-days-a-week, 24 hours-a-day, currently operates with 2 full time armed public safety officers, one part time armed public safety officer, five full time unarmed public safety officers, and 2 part time unarmed public safety officers.

Notify RU 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, 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 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 Public Safety
5050 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
(815) 226-4060
Fax: (815) 394-5293
Tim Trevier, Director of Public Safety
Jason Mallo, Deputy Director of Public Safety
Mike Maggio, Public Safety Corporal