What We Do

The Rice University Police Department (RUPD) takes the lead in providing a safe environment for the university community by protecting life and property. To achieve this protection, RUPD maintains patrols to deter and detect crime, report fires, and safety hazards, and control traffic on campus.

The police department is also responsible for investigating all crimes that occur on campus. To ensure the security of the campus, it is important that members of the community promptly report all crimes and emergencies, including personal injuries, fire, and traffic accidents to RUPD.