About the Division: EMeRG ambulance and woman working in lab

About the Division

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 reports directly to the Executive Vice President and Treasurer. The following units serve the university under Mr. Darnell's leadership:

  • GW Police Department (GWPD)
  • Health & Emergency Management Services
  • Health and Safety
  • Emergency Management

Mission

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.

Vision

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.

Contact Us

GW Police Department (GWPD) 
Emergency: (202) 994 - 6111
Non-Emergency: (202) 994 - 6110
gwpd@gwu.edu

Health & Emergency Management Services
Health and Safety: (202) 994 - 4347
safety@gwu.edu
Emergency Management: (202) 994 - 4936
oem@gwu.edu