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Vehicle Lockouts


Vehicle Lockouts & Jump Starts

University Public Safety responds to several types of non-emergency calls. The most common requests for service are motor vehicle lockouts and jumpstarts.

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(Police, Fire, Medical)

Dial 9-1-1

Emergency Numbers
From a University Phone

Obtain an outside line, then dial 9-1-1

Non-Emergency Numbers
Rutgers University-Camden
Biomedical and Health Sciences at Newark
Rutgers University-Newark
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

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Vehicle Lockouts

Public Safety will assist students, visitors, and faculty/staff with motor vehicle lockouts at Rutgers University as well as the surrounding areas.

To initiate a request, call the Public Safety Communications & Dispatch Center at 732-932-7211.

When you call, please give the telecommunicator the following information:

  • make and model of the vehicle
  • location
  • parking lot #
  • street address
  • call back number
  • if the vehicle is running
  • if a child is inside
Vehicle Jumpstarts

The Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) offers jump starts to individuals needing assistance with weak or dead batteries.

To initiate a request, call the Public Safety Communications & Dispatch Center at 732-932-7211.

Drivers should raise the hood of their vehicle to help responding personnel identify the vehicle. In order to have your vehicle jump started, a Liability Release Form must be completed and signed by both the driver of the vehicle and the officer providing assistance.