GW Personal Alarm Locator

Download GW PAL, personal alarm locator, to your iOS or Android smartphone, and instantly send alerts or crime tips to GWPD from your device when you are on campus.

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About Safety and Security
The Division of Safety and Security consists of two units and over 100 personnel. Our mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the university community, achieved through active participation of all university members and partnerships with local law enforcement and community partners. Darrell Darnell, Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security, leads the the Division.

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Shots Fired On Campus

Do I recognize an active shooter? Do I know what to do if one is in the area? This video addresses the steps: figure out, get out, call out, and take out. Watch to learn how to develop a survival mindset and how to access campus resources in this short video sponsored by the GW Division of Safety and Security.


Preparing for Emergencies and Disruptive Incidents

Designated and essential employees, as well as academic and administrative management should become familiar with the information in this brochure.

Department of Homeland Security Guidance for Active Shooter Situations

The Department of Homeland Security provides guidance about how to respond in the event of an active shooter situation.

Suspicious and Unattended Packages

If you see a suspicious or unattended package or receive a bomb threat, follow the instructions provided and immediately notify GWPD: 202-994-6111.

If you see something, say something.

Smoke Free GW

GW's campuses are smoke free. Click on the image above to learn about our smoke-free policy and resources to help you quit.