Public Safety

Chief's Welcome

Chief Matthew RushtonWelcome to the Brandeis University Department of Public Safety website. On behalf of DPS's dedicated men and women, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. I hope this site will provide you with valuable insight into our department, its operations, and our role within the academic environment at Brandeis.

The information provided on this website is designed to be a resource for all visitors. The safety and well being of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors is our top priority. We are committed to providing the highest level of professional police and public safety services to foster a safe learning and working environment for all. As we move forward, I hope our services and programs will strengthen our connection to the community we serve.

Our philosophy of community policing enables us to understand the importance of cooperation, education, and police-citizen partnerships. Our commitment to this style of policing allows us to be part of the fabric of the Brandeis community and assist us in cultivating true partnerships with the community we serve. 


Matthew T. Rushton
Assistant Vice President/Chief of Police

Updated: 2.5.24