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 and subsequently awarded reaccreditation status in July 2018. CALEA serves as the “International Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies” and oversees a rigorous accreditation process.
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 111 staff members.
In addition, DPS was awarded accreditation status on March 2019 and subsequently awarded reaccreditation status on March 2022 by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (NJLEAC)