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Public Safety (DPS)

Hours

DPS is available to help 24/7 all year long. Below are our administrative office hours:

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri
8 am - 4 pm

Summer Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 4 pm

Contact DPS

Unistructure, Lower Level
Business (401) 232-6001
Information (401) 232-6002
Emergencies (401) 232-6911

At Bryant, we are committed to your safety. The Department of Public Safety is available 24 hours a day. Bryant's combination of location and commitment to keeping students safe makes the University one of the safest campuses. Students who wish to have a DPS staff member escort them to and from any location on campus can call 401-232-6001 to arrange for this service.

All vehicles belonging to a faculty, staff, or actively enrolled Bryant student are required to be registered with DPS.  It is the responsibility of each person who drives and parks on the Bryant campus to be familiar and comply with the Parking and Traffic Rules.

How to access the DPS Parking System

Access our Online Permit Registration System by providing your last name and your 9-digit student ID number. Be sure to agree to the Terms of Use, then click Log In.

Dry Seal Decals should be affixed to the lower left inside corner of the windshield  (driver's side). Hang tags whether BLC, Handicap plaques, or Visitor's should be displayed on the rear view mirror. 

Motorcycle permits should be attached to the right front fork or lower left side of the faring (if applicable).

Visitors to any department on campus may pick up a Visitor's Parking Pass at the Entry Control Station (ECS).  This will allow them to park in the visitor spaces in the front of Lot 'C' in the main parking lot. Vehicles parked in this area without a Visitor's Parking Pass will be cited and/or towed at owners expense. 

Parking and Traffic Rules First Year Resident Student Parking Waiver Petition Form

All vehicles belonging to a faculty, staff, or actively enrolled Bryant student are required to be registered with DPS.  It is the responsibility of each person who drives and parks on the Bryant campus to be familiar and comply with the Parking and Traffic Rules.

How to access the DPS Parking System

Access our Online Permit Registration System by providing your last name and your 9-digit student ID number. Be sure to agree to the Terms of Use, then click Log In.

Dry Seal Decals should be affixed to the lower left inside corner of the windshield  (driver's side). Hang tags whether BLC, Handicap plaques, or Visitor's should be displayed on the rear view mirror. 

Motorcycle permits should be attached to the right front fork or lower left side of the faring (if applicable).

Visitors to any department on campus may pick up a Visitor's Parking Pass at the Entry Control Station (ECS).  This will allow them to park in the visitor spaces in the front of Lot 'C' in the main parking lot. Vehicles parked in this area without a Visitor's Parking Pass will be cited and/or towed at owners expense. 

Parking and Traffic Rules First Year Resident Student Parking Waiver Petition Form

The Department of Public Safety is committed to safety and security of the Bryant University Campus and its community.

Information about responding to :

  • The Proper Reporting of a Bomb Threat
  • The Evacuation of a Building
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Hostile Intruder(s) on the Campus Grounds
  • Hostile Intruder(s) or Active Shooter in a Building
  • Hurricanes
  • Infectious Diseases

can be found in our intranet.

For updated information regarding the status of Bryant University please refer to the Bryant emergency website.

The Department of Public Safety is committed to safety and security of the Bryant University Campus and its community.

Information about responding to :

  • The Proper Reporting of a Bomb Threat
  • The Evacuation of a Building
  • Explosions
  • Fires
  • Hostile Intruder(s) on the Campus Grounds
  • Hostile Intruder(s) or Active Shooter in a Building
  • Hurricanes
  • Infectious Diseases

can be found in our intranet.

For updated information regarding the status of Bryant University please refer to the Bryant emergency website.

Where to request a pass

  • Bryant Mobile App – Click on the Guest Pass Icon (you must be logged in to the mobile app to access the Guest Pass system).
  • MyBryant Portal – Under the I Want To section click the Request a guest pass link.
  • Banner Self-Service – On the Personal Tab click the Guest Passes link  

Guest Pass Instructions

  1. You will be prompted to enter your guest’s name (or you can select a returning guest’s name from the dropdown menu) email address, date of arrival and departure. Make sure you provide the correct email for your guest.
     
  2. Once you submit, your guest will receive an email with a link to fill out the guest pass details (Date of Birth, picture, vehicle registration info, and emergency contact details). Inform your guest of this email and that they need to submit the requested information asap.
     
  3. If your guest is under the age of eighteen the request will be sent to Residence Life Office for approval.
     
    • Submit this request no less than three days before their guest’s scheduled arrival so the office has adequate time to review the request.
    • You will get an email confirmation when your guest pass for guests under the age of eighteen has been approved or denied by Res Life.
       
  4. Your guest will be emailed an Electronic Guest Pass that will have their picture, name, age, email address, emergency contact info, and vehicle registration info and arrival date.
    • The guest should keep this email and have it readily available when they check in at the Entry Control Station and the entire time they are visiting campus.
    • The guest must have a photo ID indicating their date of birth when they check in at the Entry Control Station.

Please report any issues with the Guest Pass system to Laptop Central at extension 6550, or at laptopcentral@bryant.edu

Where to request a pass

  • Bryant Mobile App – Click on the Guest Pass Icon (you must be logged in to the mobile app to access the Guest Pass system).
  • MyBryant Portal – Under the I Want To section click the Request a guest pass link.
  • Banner Self-Service – On the Personal Tab click the Guest Passes link  

Guest Pass Instructions

  1. You will be prompted to enter your guest’s name (or you can select a returning guest’s name from the dropdown menu) email address, date of arrival and departure. Make sure you provide the correct email for your guest.
     
  2. Once you submit, your guest will receive an email with a link to fill out the guest pass details (Date of Birth, picture, vehicle registration info, and emergency contact details). Inform your guest of this email and that they need to submit the requested information asap.
     
  3. If your guest is under the age of eighteen the request will be sent to Residence Life Office for approval.
     
    • Submit this request no less than three days before their guest’s scheduled arrival so the office has adequate time to review the request.
    • You will get an email confirmation when your guest pass for guests under the age of eighteen has been approved or denied by Res Life.
       
  4. Your guest will be emailed an Electronic Guest Pass that will have their picture, name, age, email address, emergency contact info, and vehicle registration info and arrival date.
    • The guest should keep this email and have it readily available when they check in at the Entry Control Station and the entire time they are visiting campus.
    • The guest must have a photo ID indicating their date of birth when they check in at the Entry Control Station.

Please report any issues with the Guest Pass system to Laptop Central at extension 6550, or at laptopcentral@bryant.edu

Rave Guardian is a free mobile app that turns your smartphone into a personal safety device. DPS encourages all students, faculty, and staff to enhance their personal safety and the safety of their friends to download app at the Apple Store or Google Play. Please refer to the document below for additional information and frequently asked questions. 

Rave Guardian FAQ

Rave Guardian is a free mobile app that turns your smartphone into a personal safety device. DPS encourages all students, faculty, and staff to enhance their personal safety and the safety of their friends to download app at the Apple Store or Google Play. Please refer to the document below for additional information and frequently asked questions. 

Rave Guardian FAQ

DPS is committed to encouraging and facilitating responsible decision making concerning alcohol.  In attempts to achieve this goal DPS supports state laws, town ordinances, and campus policies pertaining to alcohol. 

Students who are under the age of 21 may not possess or drink alcoholic beverages. Because Residence Halls 14 & 15 house only students under the age of 21, no alcoholic beverages are permitted in Residence Halls 14 &15, or any other designated first-year area.

  • Students over the age of 21 may consume alcohol in the privacy of their residence hall rooms.
  • Students may consume alcohol in their suite lounges/common areas only when all residents of the suite are 21 or over.
  • Large quantities of alcohol, including kegs, beer balls, etc. are expressly prohibited.
  • Common containers (i.e. punch bowls) are not allowed.
  • Approved Social Gatherings in the residence halls must be alcohol-free.
  • The only entity permitted to sell alcohol on the Bryant Campus is Campus Dining
  • Consumption of alcohol outside is prohibited regardless of age except at University-sponsored events

Please refer to the student handbook for detailed campus regulations regarding alcohol. 

Student Handbook

DPS is committed to encouraging and facilitating responsible decision making concerning alcohol.  In attempts to achieve this goal DPS supports state laws, town ordinances, and campus policies pertaining to alcohol. 

Students who are under the age of 21 may not possess or drink alcoholic beverages. Because Residence Halls 14 & 15 house only students under the age of 21, no alcoholic beverages are permitted in Residence Halls 14 &15, or any other designated first-year area.

  • Students over the age of 21 may consume alcohol in the privacy of their residence hall rooms.
  • Students may consume alcohol in their suite lounges/common areas only when all residents of the suite are 21 or over.
  • Large quantities of alcohol, including kegs, beer balls, etc. are expressly prohibited.
  • Common containers (i.e. punch bowls) are not allowed.
  • Approved Social Gatherings in the residence halls must be alcohol-free.
  • The only entity permitted to sell alcohol on the Bryant Campus is Campus Dining
  • Consumption of alcohol outside is prohibited regardless of age except at University-sponsored events

Please refer to the student handbook for detailed campus regulations regarding alcohol. 

Student Handbook

DPS is a mandatory reporter of drug activity and will be assisted by the Smithfield Police Department.

The illegal sale, possession and/or use of controlled substances, e.g., alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, barbiturates, and other hallucinogens, is prohibited on the Bryant Campus or at any University sponsored function. Students and student organization leaders are subject to University disciplinary action and referral to the local authorities regarding any violations of the university drug policy.

DPS is a mandatory reporter of drug activity and will be assisted by the Smithfield Police Department.

The illegal sale, possession and/or use of controlled substances, e.g., alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, barbiturates, and other hallucinogens, is prohibited on the Bryant Campus or at any University sponsored function. Students and student organization leaders are subject to University disciplinary action and referral to the local authorities regarding any violations of the university drug policy.

The Bryant EMS provides aid in campus medical emergencies. The emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are dispatched through the Department of Public Safety (DPS). In case of an on-campus emergency requiring medical assistance, call 401-232-6911. Emergency medical services can be obtained through the Department of Public Safety on a 24-hour basis.

The Bryant EMS provides aid in campus medical emergencies. The emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are dispatched through the Department of Public Safety (DPS). In case of an on-campus emergency requiring medical assistance, call 401-232-6911. Emergency medical services can be obtained through the Department of Public Safety on a 24-hour basis.

Knowing how to perform CPR may be the difference in saving a life. Properly administered CPR can help stabilize an injured person until help arrives.

DPS offers training sessions on CPR, as well as how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The office also conducts specialized training classes for groups around campus with a minimum of 10 people.

For more information, contact Dawn Stapleton at dstapleton@bryant.edu or call 401-232-6001. 

Knowing how to perform CPR may be the difference in saving a life. Properly administered CPR can help stabilize an injured person until help arrives.

DPS offers training sessions on CPR, as well as how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The office also conducts specialized training classes for groups around campus with a minimum of 10 people.

For more information, contact Dawn Stapleton at dstapleton@bryant.edu or call 401-232-6001. 

It is the shared responsibility of every campus community member to report crimes on campus.

In the event of a crime 

  • Call DPS immediately at 401-232-6001. The emergency number is 401-232-6911. They will need to know:
    • A good description of the culprit including height, weight, color of hair and eyes, clothes, and direction of travel.
    • Vehicle information including make and model of car, color, and license plate number
    • Number of persons involved
    • Date and time of the crime
    • Details about the crime
  • Do not handle, touch, or remove evidence
  • Remove yourself if the crime scene is unsafe
  • Remain calm

A Department of Public Safety officer will interview you further to complete the investigation. Some crimes will require the presence and collaboration with the Smithfield Police Department. Any person who is a victim of a crime on campus may request that the Smithfield Police Department also file a report.

It is the shared responsibility of every campus community member to report crimes on campus.

In the event of a crime 

  • Call DPS immediately at 401-232-6001. The emergency number is 401-232-6911. They will need to know:
    • A good description of the culprit including height, weight, color of hair and eyes, clothes, and direction of travel.
    • Vehicle information including make and model of car, color, and license plate number
    • Number of persons involved
    • Date and time of the crime
    • Details about the crime
  • Do not handle, touch, or remove evidence
  • Remove yourself if the crime scene is unsafe
  • Remain calm

A Department of Public Safety officer will interview you further to complete the investigation. Some crimes will require the presence and collaboration with the Smithfield Police Department. Any person who is a victim of a crime on campus may request that the Smithfield Police Department also file a report.

The Department of Public Safety is a resource for reporting a sexual assault and is the primary investigative unit for reports of sexual assaults on campus. DPS is not required to forward complaints of sexual assault to local or state police and generally honors the wishes of complainants. Exceptions may occur if the situation involves an ongoing threat to the safety of the Bryant community. To make a report of sexual assault, please call (401) 232-6001 or (401) 232-6911, via email to dps@bryant.edu or through Bryant’s Rave / Guardian app.

DPS works closely with the Hochberg Women’s Center and encourages victims to contact the Advocacy Helpline at (401) 258-4209. The Advocacy Helpline Program involves trained staff members who are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to assist victims of sexual assault.

DPS also works closely with the University’s Title IX Coordinators. More information regarding Bryant’s Title IX Office and Policies can be found at Title IX procedures.

Other Bryant resources for victims of sexual assault include; The Hochberg Women’s Center (401) 232-6855, Counseling Services (401) 232-6045, Health Services (401) 232-6220, and the Campus Ministry Department. Representatives from these offices can provide personal advising and counseling, detailed information on health issues and reporting procedures, or referrals to off-campus resources.

The Department of Public Safety is a resource for reporting a sexual assault and is the primary investigative unit for reports of sexual assaults on campus. DPS is not required to forward complaints of sexual assault to local or state police and generally honors the wishes of complainants. Exceptions may occur if the situation involves an ongoing threat to the safety of the Bryant community. To make a report of sexual assault, please call (401) 232-6001 or (401) 232-6911, via email to dps@bryant.edu or through Bryant’s Rave / Guardian app.

DPS works closely with the Hochberg Women’s Center and encourages victims to contact the Advocacy Helpline at (401) 258-4209. The Advocacy Helpline Program involves trained staff members who are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to assist victims of sexual assault.

DPS also works closely with the University’s Title IX Coordinators. More information regarding Bryant’s Title IX Office and Policies can be found at Title IX procedures.

Other Bryant resources for victims of sexual assault include; The Hochberg Women’s Center (401) 232-6855, Counseling Services (401) 232-6045, Health Services (401) 232-6220, and the Campus Ministry Department. Representatives from these offices can provide personal advising and counseling, detailed information on health issues and reporting procedures, or referrals to off-campus resources.

The Bryant University Fire Safety Office is a division of the Universities Department of Public Safety and is committed to ensuring that Bryant University is compliant with all applicable Rhode Island State and federal fire codes. The prevention of loss of life and property due to fire is the main focus of the program.

The Bryant University Fire Marshal is Scott Caron. He is a graduate of Providence College and is a certified NFPA Fire Inspector. Scott is a twenty-five year veteran of the Smithfield Fire Department where he served as Fire Marshal, and also served as Chief of Fire Safety Inspections for the R.I. State Fire Marshal’s Office. The Bryant University Fire Marshal can be reached at (401) 232-6852, or by e-mail at scaron1@bryant.edu.

For more information, refer to our Annual Fire and Safety Report

The Bryant University Fire Safety Office is a division of the Universities Department of Public Safety and is committed to ensuring that Bryant University is compliant with all applicable Rhode Island State and federal fire codes. The prevention of loss of life and property due to fire is the main focus of the program.

The Bryant University Fire Marshal is Scott Caron. He is a graduate of Providence College and is a certified NFPA Fire Inspector. Scott is a twenty-five year veteran of the Smithfield Fire Department where he served as Fire Marshal, and also served as Chief of Fire Safety Inspections for the R.I. State Fire Marshal’s Office. The Bryant University Fire Marshal can be reached at (401) 232-6852, or by e-mail at scaron1@bryant.edu.

For more information, refer to our Annual Fire and Safety Report

There may be a charge per sheet for any Department of Public Safety report or document. Copies of reports are released under the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-380) as amended (P.L. 93-568), also known as the Buckley Amendment and are protected under the same law. Requests for copies of reports require a 24-hour notice.

There may be a charge per sheet for any Department of Public Safety report or document. Copies of reports are released under the guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-380) as amended (P.L. 93-568), also known as the Buckley Amendment and are protected under the same law. Requests for copies of reports require a 24-hour notice.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) serves as the lost and found repository at Bryant University. All articles found should be turned into DPS. Claims for lost articles should be made at the DPS office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm. Articles not claimed within a reasonable time may be disposed of as determined appropriate.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) serves as the lost and found repository at Bryant University. All articles found should be turned into DPS. Claims for lost articles should be made at the DPS office, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm. Articles not claimed within a reasonable time may be disposed of as determined appropriate.