The primary mission of the University of Rhode Island Police Department is to provide a safe environment where students, faculty, employees, and visitors can all come together for the purpose of educating the minds and enriching the lives of those who choose to be a part of our community. To help achieve these goals, the officers of our department will perform their duties efficiently and fairly, with compassion, wisdom, and a sense of justice.
While enforcement of federal, state, and local laws are an important part of any police officer's duty, this department will strive to adopt a community policing philosophy where members of the campus community are encouraged to interact with the department's officers in a pro-active manner. This will afford an opportunity for open communication which will assist in our crime prevention and enforcement endeavors, which will ultimately help create a safe campus environment.
The officers of this department will always perform their duties in a professional manner, adhering to the principals of the Law Enforcement Officers Code of Ethics and recognizing and respecting the diversity of the University Community.
The department is committed to providing its officers an environment where there are ample opportunities for self actualization and professional growth. The department will strive to provide all employees with effective leadership and supervision, as well as to provide the training and equipment necessary for the officers of the department to successfully carry out this mission.