Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

This guide provides information about crime and campus safety at the George Washington University. It also contains information about the George Washington University Police Department, policies and procedures for reporting crime, safety and security protection programs, and victim assistance services.


GWPD Police Patch

With over 100 sworn officers, the George Washington University Police Department (GWPD) protects the community twenty four hours a day, every day of the year. In addition to providing patrol services to the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses, GWPD provides crime prevention education to the community, oversees security at GW’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, and coordinates safety and security for a variety of special events that effect campus security throughout the year. These include visits by dignitaries, commencement, and citywide celebrations.

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GW students made this short film clip for you to help make our campus a safer place!  Tap your GWorld for your fellow student door monitors at res halls who are there for your protection.  Be "streetwise" and make sure to never leave your electronic devices unattended.  Last, be aware of "piggy backers" and always lock your res hall door.  Raise High!

GW Personal Alarm Locator

GW is proud to introduce a new mobile safety application for our University called GW PAL, or Personal Alarm Locator.

1 is 2 MANY

Please watch this new PSA on campus sexual assault, featuring the President, Vice President, and many actors, because 1 is 2 MANY.