The Department of Public Safety maintains a close working relationship with area law enforcement agencies, including the Monroe County Sheriff's Department; the New York State Police; and various other federal, state, and local agencies. Regular informational meetings are held with representatives from these agencies, as well as other area campus security departments to discuss local trends and formulate coordinated preventive programs and efforts.
Public Safety investigates violations of criminal law and the RIT Student Code of Conduct. Alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct are generally referred to the Student Conduct Office. Criminal prosecution of incidents that occur on campus, or elsewhere in Monroe County, is coordinated by the Monroe County District Attorney's Office.