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Please note that all calls to the Department of Public Safety are recorded.

Emergencies: 1 (802) 485-2525
Non-emergencies: 1 (802) 485-2499


Police: 911
Fire Department: 911
Ambulance: 911
Poison Control: 1 (802) 658-3456
Sexual Assault Crisis: 1 (802) 479-5577


Regular Hours: 1 (802) 485-2134
After-hours Crisis Line: 1 (802) 793-3093

The Norwich University Department of Public Safety works every day to uphold a safe and secure environment for learning, living, and working.

The Department of Public Safety utilizes a community policing model to support our university’s vision, mission, and guiding values. As public-safety professionals, we are sworn to support and uphold the university’s policies, regulations, and state and federal laws. As the face of Norwich University, the Department of Public Safety has the objective to be helpful and responsive, and serve as an important community resource.

The Norwich University Department of Public Safety provides a 24-hour physical security presence, 365 days a year. We are located in the southwest end of the Hayden Building. From an off-campus phone, public-safety personnel can be contacted by dialing 1 (802) 485-2525 or 1 (802) 485-2499. On-campus callers can reach Security by dialing ext. 2525 or 2499.

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  • Safe Rides Back (updated) and On-Campus Escorts

    WE DON’T JUDGE—WE PROTECT. Whatever the problem is, get back safely first, then figure out the rest.


    Friday & Saturday Nights
    Green Cab VT
    10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
    1 (802) 864-2424 (newly updated)
    For Students (must show ID)

    Norwich will endeavor to provide a SAFE RIDES program whereby any NU student within a 20-minute driving radius of the university may request a ride back to campus on Friday and Saturday nights, during the published hours of operation.

    NOTE: SAFE RIDES Norwich University is a service provided free of charge to NU students by Green Cab VT at 1 (802) 864-2424. Student IDs must be shown. Norwich is not under any published or implied obligation to provide this service, which is designed to promote the safety of all students, provide for good decision-making, and to aid in preventing a student from driving in an impaired state.


    24 Hours a Day
    1 (802) 485-2525
    For Students and Employees

    Norwich Public Safety offers shuttles and escorts 24 hours a day on campus for students and employees, whether you need assistance because of a medical condition or you do not feel safe walking across campus alone. These shuttles are conducted by selected students and Public Safety Officers. If you are in need of a ride or are concerned for your safety walking alone, please call us, and we'll get you there safely.

  • Safety On Campus

  • Timely Warnings Policy

    What are Timely Warnings? In compliance with the “Timely Warning” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Norwich University issues timely warnings to the entire campus community when there is information that a Clery Act Crime has occurred on or near the University that is considered by the institution to represent a serious or continuing threat to campus safety.

    The Chief of Public Safety or designee, in consultation with University senior leadership, makes the decision whether to issue a timely warning on a case-by-case basis in light of all the facts surrounding the incident. Timely warnings are issued as soon as possible after the Department of Public Safety is notified; however, the release of the warning is subject to the availability of accurate facts concerning the incident.

    Criteria to be evaluated may include:

    • The nature of the crime

    • The continuing danger to the campus community
    • The possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts

    Timely warnings include information that promote safety and would aid in the prevention of similar crimes, including, but not limited to:

    • Brief description of the crime(s) that occurred

    • Date and time when the crime(s) occurred
    • Location of the crime(s)

    • Possible connections between incidents (if applicable)
    • Description of suspect(s) and/or any available information to aid in the apprehension of the offender(s) (if applicable)

    • Recommended actions
    • Precautions for the campus community to protect itself

    • Description of crime reporting options at the University

    Timely warnings are issued to the University community through one or more electronic communications, including, but not limited to:, university e-mail with the assistance of the Director of Communications or designee, the Department of Public Safety’s webpage, and/or social media outlets.

    Every effort is made to prevent identifying victims of crime.

    For more information about Timely Warnings, please contact the Chief of Public Safety at 802-485-2498, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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