The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the primary department charged with creating a safe and secure environment at Princeton University. DPS operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is comprised of 108 staff members. The department consists of professional University police, security officers, dispatchers and administrators dedicated to providing best-in-class service to the community. DPS was awarded Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in July 2015. CALEA serves as the “International Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies” and oversees a rigorous accreditation process. Non-sworn security officers work in several different areas including the main campus, at the James Forrestal campus, in Firestone Library, in the Princeton University Art Museum and their off-site storage facility.
As part of an assigned team, security officers provide general security, personal safety and customer services to the University community as well as specialized security preserving and protecting University property from theft and vandalism.
Officers patrol campus, conduct security inspections, building lockups and staff the two access kiosks and serve as the first point of contact for vehicular traffic coming on to the main campus.
Officers understand access control systems, circulation and safety systems and know locations of emergency exits in event of an emergency.
Officers staff the control rooms at Firestone and the Art Museum. They actively monitor security access, CCTV, fire and environmental systems.
Officers maintain constant standing and active walking patrol to assist University guests with information and assistance.
Officers maintain effective working relationships with all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, alumni, docents, and visitors.
Officers are aware of and understand all special and general orders pertaining to the job.
Officers inspect and ensure security and safety and report all deficiencies to their supervisor.
Officers are knowledgeable of pedestrian traffic flow, recognize unusual incidents or unwarranted intrusions, and effect prompt and proper requests for assistance when required.
They utilize communication means available for reporting purposes, emergency requests and normal business.
They operate departmental vehicles as needed and perform other duties as assigned.
Officers respond to incidents, accidents, and other emergency situations and are responsible for administering CPR and First Aid.
Officers are required to engage in various community oriented public safety activities.
Officers report to a sergeant or supervisor as appropriate to the assigned location.
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