Safety & Security

Campus Safety & Security is responsible for the enforcement of university policies, security on campus, and providing a variety of services to the university’s students, faculty and staff. Emergency management is a component of the department, which focuses on crisis preparedness through drills and exercises that promote response capabilities in the event of a campus or university emergency. 

Incidents of an emergency nature should be reported to the local police by dialing 911, followed by contacting Campus Safety & Security at extension 1103 from a university phone or 401-598-1103 from a non-university phone. Campus Safety & Security issues timely alerts to the campus community and, when necessary, has the ability to issue alerts of an imminent threat via an emergency notification mass-messaging system.

Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the services and crime prevention programs listed on the Campus Safety & Security webpage.

In compliance with the Higher Education Act, Johnson & Wales University publishes an Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report. The Annual Security Report discloses information about campus security policies and statistics concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, university-controlled property and public property immediately adjacent to campus. The Annual Fire Safety Report discloses information about the campus fire safety policies and procedures and fire statistics for each residence hall. A copy of the reports may be obtained from Campus Safety & Security in person or online.

The university maintains a log of all fires that occur in on-campus housing, and a daily log of all reported crimes.