Ensuring a safe campus for all

RISD’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) works 24/7 to keep community members safe across the college’s urban campus. DPS controls campus, oversees the on-demand RISDRides service, and offers training, education and other resources to enhance community safety.

Report an emergency

Safety resources and information

LiveSafe app

Download for one-touch emergency reporting, location tracking and other safety services.


Request door-to-door shuttle service throughout the academic year, from 5 pm–3 am, seven days a week.

CARE Network referral

Access this resource if you or a peer are in distress and in need of timely, preventative support.

Security and fire safety report

Review crime statistics, security procedures and safety policies, in accordance with the Clery Act.

Installation site permit

Get approved to install projects according to campus fire and life safety codes.

Bicycle registration

Deter theft by registering your bike or scooter with DPS.

Personal alarm

Obtain a wearable tool to deter potential personal safety threats.

More safety info

Find in-depth public safety information and documents at