Daily Crime and Fire Log

The crime and fire logs are the daily records of all crimes and fires that have been reported to the GW Police Department. They are organized chronologically and are updated on a daily basis. Paper copies of both the crime and the fire logs are available upon request. Requests can be made in person in Rome Hall, Suite 101 during normal business hours.

 

Entries that start with a case number of "NA" involve information received from university administrators that do not work for GWPD but who are defined by federal law as Campus Security Authorities. These administrators share non-identifying information with GWPD that is provided by the victim. In these incidents, the victims did not file official police reports and it is therefore not always possible to provide information regarding the five areas typically covered in the crime log (i.e. Nature/Classification, Date Reported, Date Occurred, Time, General Location, Off Campus (Y or N), Disposition). Since an official report was not filed, no disposition is listed. These incidents are reported to GWPD for statistical purposes and are posted to the Crime Log when the information is received by GWPD.

According to Federal Law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e. the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition if any of the following conditions apply:

  • The disclosure is prohibited by law
  • If disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim.
  • If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual
  • If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection
  • If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence

Open Case: The case is currently being investigated by GWPD.

Unfounded: The case is determined through investigation to be false or baseless.  An offense neither occurred nor was attempted.

Referred to Department: The case is referred to the appropriate supervisory employee or to the GW Human Resources Department. Those departments review the case and determine if disciplinary action will be initiated.

Referred to MPD: The case is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department.

Referred to Outside Agency: The case is being investigated by a law enforcement agency other than MPD. The specific agency will be identified in the disposition.

Referred to Title IX Office: The case is referred to the GWU Title IX Office for appropriate action.

Closed, Referred to DSA: The case has been forwarded to the Division of Student Affairs under the Dean of Students. DSA is responsible for reviewing the case and for determining whether or not the student(s) involved will be charged with a violation(s) of the Student Code of Conduct.

Closed. Public Space: Case occurred on public property within the campus boundaries. GWPD did not investigate the case.

Closed. Off campus incident: Case occurred off campus and is not within the GWPD's jurisdiction.  GWPD did not investigate the case.

Closed. Subject barred: The subject(s) has been issued a University bar notice which restricts the subject from entering or accessing any University property.  A violation of a bar notice may result in that person's arrest for trespassing.

Closed. Subject arrested: The subject(s) has been arrested by either GWPD, MPD, or another law enforcement agency

Closed. No suspects or witnesses: Case has no solvability.

Closed. No identifiable suspect: A description and/or video surveillance of the subject is available but positive identification of the subject has not been made.

Closed. Reclassified: The original incident report classification has been changed to accurately reflect the appropriate classification, based on the results of the investigation.

Closed. No further action: No further investigative action is required