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. In addition to patrolling and overseeing the on-demand RISDRides service, DPS also provides education, training and other resources to enhance individual and community safety.

Report an emergency

Safety resources and information

LiveSafe app

Download for one-touch emergency reporting, location monitoring 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.

Fire and security report

Review crime statistics, security procedures and safety policies that impact the RISD community.

Installation site permit

Apply for permission 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 information

Find in-depth public safety information and documents at