GWPD Demographics Report

GWPD is committed to transparency and releases this report to assure our community that we do not target people for suspicion of crime based on their race, ethnicity or national identity. This information allows us to monitor police interactions with our on-campus population and the public while continuing to build trust with underrepresented members of the GW community. 2020 is the first year GWPD has this data available for release. 

The George Washington University Police Department

Demographics Report of Officer Initiated Stops

Calendar Year          

2020          

Total # of pedestrian stops [1]

32

Total # of persons stopped

57

Gender Female

12

Gender Male

35

Gender Unknown

10

Race Asian

1

Race Black

17

Race Native American

0

Race White

25

Race Unknown

14

Ethnicity Hispanic

2

Ethnicity Non-Hispanic

32

Ethnicity Unknown

23

Location Private Property [2]

44

Location Public Property [3]

13

Searched No [4]

54

Searched Yes [4]

3

Search Reason Consent

0

Search Reason P.C.  [5]

0

Search Reason Arrest

3

Contraband Yes  [6]

0

Contraband No [6]

3

Result Verbal Warning

36

Result Barring Notice [7]

17

Result Arrest

3

Use of Force Yes [8]

2

Use of Force No [8]

55

Complaint Yes [9]

0

Complaint No [9]

57

[1] Pedestrian Stop - A brief investigatory detention made by an officer on a person based on reasonable suspicion, where the person is not free to leave.

[2] Private Property -Locations within the GW campus boundaries that are owned by GW.

[3] Public Property -Locations within the GW campus boundaries that are not owned by GW and are considered public spaces (sidewalks, streets, etc.)

[4] Searched -A search of the person and their immediate possessions was made for cause.

[5] P.C. (Probable Cause) -A reasonable belief that criminal activity is occurring or about to occur.

[6] Contraband - Items that are illegal to possess.

[7] Barring Notice -A civil tool that is used to prevent individuals from entering private property.

[8] Use of Force - Force used by an officer to overcome the resistance of another person.

[9] Complaint - A formal complaint made to GWPD against an officer by another person.

Reasonable Suspicion -an objectively justifiable suspicion that is based on specific facts or circumstances and that justifies stopping and sometimes searching (as by frisking) a person thought to be involved in criminal activity at the time.

 

Total calls for service for calendar year 2020:  5,703

Out of the 57 persons stopped: 26 were GW affiliates, 31 were not affiliated with GW.

Out of the 26 GW affiliates, 23 were GW students.