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The Public Safety Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Its 32 employees utilize foot and vehicle patrols to observe and report situations or activities which may pose a danger to persons or property.

Public Safety Officers respond to all complaints as promptly as possible and, if the Officer or complainant requires local police assistance, Public Safety notifies the Mahwah Police Department. (There is a direct hotline to the Mahwah Police Department in the Public Safety Office.) Public Safety Officers have received First Aid and CPR training in addition to instruction in campus public safety procedures. The College enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Mahwah Police Department. Response to requests for assistance is very prompt.

Contact Information

Campus Public Safety Emergency: (201) 684-6666
Non-Emergency Calls: (201) 684-7432/33
TDD: (201) 684-7011
Office: Ground floor, C-Wing, C-102

Important Telephone Numbers

School Closing: (201) 236-2902
Police/Fire: 9-911

Public Safety: Campus Numbers to Call

Ramapo College Numbers

  • Student Affairs: 201-684-7457
  • Director of Public Safety: 201-684-7789
  • Center for Health and Counseling Services- Counseling Services: 201-684-7522
  • Health Services: 201-684-7536
  • Residence Life: 201-684-7461
  • Human Resources: 201-684-7498
  • Women’s Center: 201-684-7468
  • Emergency Information Line and College Closing Announcements: 201-236-2902

Outside Numbers

  • Police or fire (emergency only): 9-911
  • Mahwah Police Department (non-emergency): (201) 529-1000
  • Bergen County Victim Witness Unit: (201) 646-2057
  • Bergen County Rape Crisis Center Hotline: (201) 487-2227
  • Alternatives To Domestic Violence (a Div. of the Bergen County Department of Human Svs.): (201) 336-7575
  • Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office: (201) 646-2300
Top 10 Public Safety Tips
  1. Be aware of your surroundings at all times; pay attention to what other people are doing.
  2. Always lock your room and vehicle. Keep valuables out of sight.
  3. Know that excessive alcohol consumption decreases your personal safety because your judgments are impaired. Do not compromise your own security.
  4. Utilize the campus shuttle at night.
  5. Do not use shortcuts through the woods; stay on the lighted paths. Walk with a friend or in a group.
  6. Look out for one another at all times.
  7. If you are a campus resident, leave your valuables at home. If you must bring some valuable items, e.g., computers, televisions, etc., you are strongly encouraged to take them home during school breaks.
  8. Vacate all buildings immediately when a fire alarm sounds.
  9. Recognize that crimes on any college campus are committed both by members of the college community itself and by outsiders.
  10. Make prudent judgments in all your interactions with others and report suspicious persons or activities.
Identification Cards

Ramapo College students are required to possess and carry on her/his person (at all times) a current, validated, college-issued photo ID card. Identification cards can be processed and validated in the Public Safety Identification Room, (C-101), Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm.

ID cards are to be validated each term of enrollment and are necessary for access to College facilities, library use, the Bradley Center, entrance to student restaurants (meal plan dining), and must be produced upon the request of appropriate college officials. A replacement fee is charged when an ID card has been lost or mutilated. The Department of Public Safety offers an “Over 21 ID.” Additional information concerning Over 21 ID cards is available here: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: A new 21+ Identification Card to be offered by the Department of Public Safety (PDF)