Safety and security at the George Washington University is the comprehensive effort to provide a safe and secure campus for all university students, faculty and staff.
Darrell Darnell, Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security, leads the Division, and the following units serve the university under his leadership:
- GW Police Department (GWPD)
- Health and Emergency Management Services (HEMS)
The Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Treasurer.
The mission of the Division of Safety and Security is to provide a safe and secure campus environment for all members of the university community. This mission is achieved through active participation of all university members and partnerships with local law enforcement and community partners.
The George Washington University Division of Safety and Security aims to be the nation's premier provider of safety and security preparedness for an institution of higher education.