For help in an emergency, call 911 or GW Police


The George Washington Police Department (GWPD) provides residential hall security and patrol services to the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses and oversees security at the VSTC campus. The Department also coordinates safety & security for a variety of on-campus special events, including Commencement, Alumni & Families Weekend and visits by dignitaries. In addition to those roles and responsibilities, GWPD provides crime prevention education to the GW community.

Enhancing Public Safety

As part of a comprehensive public safety plan, the university is implementing a multi-phase process to arm GWPD supervisory officers. We will provide regular updates on our planning and ways the community can remain involved.

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