ScarletBlockWatchThe Scarlet Block Watch is about being proactive and building community so that you are safer off-campus. Be the eyes and ears for safety in your neighborhood by getting to know who lives in your community, reporting suspicious behavior, and looking out for yourself and others- be alert, observing and caring. Here are 9 tips for helping make the community and yourself safer:

  • See something? Say something!

    • Call 911 for emergencies (emergencies include, but are not limited to: crimes in progress, fire and incidents which pose a threat to you and/or others).
    • Call (732)745-5200 (New Brunswick Police Department or (848) 932-7211 (Rutgers University Police Department) for non-emergencies (non-emergencies include crimes which have already occurred, suspicious behavior, etc.).
    • Please do not involve yourself in addressing incidents. Report issues and allow law enforcement and other responding authorities to handle the response.
  • When you walk:
    • Do not walk alone at night.
    • Stay in well-lit areas.
    • Be observant of who and what is around you.
    • Minimize distractions like cell phones and iPods.
    • Reduce your risk: carry only what you need.
  • Sign up for RUPD Nixle Alerts.
  • Get to know your neighbors.
  • Get to know your Good Neighbor Liaison.
  • Report graffiti, vandalism, street light problems and other disorder:
    • Call PSE&G for street light problems at 1.800.436.7734
    • New Brunswick Police, Non-Emergency 732-745-5200
    • Download the My Waste App for trash and recycling information.
  • Keep doors and windows locked. Use light timers when gone for extended periods of time from the home.
    • Pick up FREE window alarms and light timers from Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships.
  • Keep all valuables out of your vehicle.
  • Check out additional tips here.