Department of Public Safety

Located at 30 Waterman Street, the Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Public Safety conducts patrols, utilizing distinctively marked cruisers and uniformed officers, along with walking patrols of campus facilities and on contiguous roadways. Services also include: Emergency Medical Services, parking management, crime prevention programs, and safety education. Should a member of the RISD community observe or suspect criminal or suspicious activity we ask that this information be promptly reported to the Public Safety Office, located at 30 Waterman Street. The Public Safety Quad Station at 30 Waterman Street serves as the dispatch center for the Department of Public Safety. Public Safety’s phone number for emergency calls is 401 454-6666, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our officers can accept reports in person or by telephone.