About the George Washington University Police Department

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.

Since 1970, the men and women of the George Washington University Police Department have served the largest university in the nation’s capital. We are proud of the protection and the services that we provide to the community.