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.

Department of Homeland Security Guidance for Active Shooter Situations

Department of Homeland Security Guidance for Active Shooters

The following information, produced by the Department of Homeland Security, provides guidance about how to respond in the event of an active shooter. Please familiarize yourself with this information and your office's plan for action to this and other emergencies. Please post or share this information with those around you.



Download: DHS Active Shooter Guidance

Download: DHS Active Shooter Guidance (En Espanol)


GW's Resources Include

The Threat Assessment Team:

The Threat Assessment Team is comprised of individuals from across the university including the Office of Safety and Security, the University Counseling Center, Division of Human Resources, Office of General Counsel, and the Division of Student Affairs. Its goal is to evaluate behavior that individuals perceive as the warning signs of violent or self-destructive actions. Threats or threatening behavior should be immediately reported to GWPD at 202-994-6111.

GW Emergency Response Handbook:

A concise and clear tool created by the Office of Emergency Management to help you plan for and respond to all hazards.

Division of Human Resources, Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program provides a variety of resources to employees of GW and their dependents free of charge. These resources cover issues like: stress reduction, family and relationship conflicts, grief and loss, substance abuse, and workplace stress.