The George Washington University Police Department provides a range of services to the GW community that play an important role in our community policing efforts. Please explore the information provided in this section and take advantage of the programs and opportunities provided.
The Emergency Medical Response Group (EMeRG) is a student-based volunteer organization that provides emergency medical services (EMS) to the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses. All members are certified Emergency Medical Technicians, and patients incur no charge for services rendered by EMeRG.
GWPD provides a wide array of services for victims, witnesses, and any other affected parties of crimes. These services are coordinated by the Office of Victim Services. Any GW student, faculty or staff member who has experienced being the victim of a crime in any form (physical, economical, or psychological) is encouraged to take advantage of this resource. This office works closely with the GW Title IX Office, and we encourage you to seek additional information on the Haven website.
A victim in the District of Columbia has the following rights:
To be treated with fairness and with respect for the victim's dignity and privacy.
To be reasonably protected from the accused offender.
To be notified of court proceedings.
To be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense unless the court determines that testimony by the victim would be materially affected if the victim heard other testimony or where the needs of justice otherwise require.
To confer with the attorney for the for the prosecution in the case which does not include the authority to direct the prosecution of the case.
- An order of restitution from the person convicted of the criminal conduct that caused the victim's loss or injury.
*Adapted from DC Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants.
A victim who is also a member of the GW community (student, staff, and faculty) has the following additional rights:
To file a report of crime to the George Washington University Police Department.
To file a confidential report with the George Washington University Police Department.
To have the crime reported on the daily crime log and to be counted in the annual statistics reported to the campus community (for the crime categories required to be reported to comply with the Clery Act).
- To have GWPD assist the victim in filing a report with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPDC) at their request.
Students bring many sentimental and valuable possessions with them to GW, including laptops, cell phones, cash, credit and debit cards, jewelry, medications, and passports. GW Police Department has joined forces with SafePlace-USA to provide electronic room safes for students to purchase or rent to secure their valuables.
For more information regarding SafePlace-USA, visit www.safeplace-usa.com/gwu
The Threat Assessment Team is a cross-functional team comprised of a variety of University offices that addresses concerns about threatening behavior that could result in violence directed towards the students, faculty, and staff of the George Washington University. The goal of the Threat Assessment Team is to evaluate behavior that individuals perceive as warning signs for future violent or self-destructive actions. The team can be rapidly convened in order to assess situations whenever they arise. Concerning and threatening behavior can occur in a variety of ways, and all threats should be taken seriously.
Call the Team if someone's actions, words, or writing makes you feel threatened or concerned in any way. A call to GWPD will activate the Team for imminent concerns, or you may report concerning behavior online for non-imminent concerns.
Operation Identification allows individuals to engrave uniquely identifiable numbers into their expensive items. In the case an item gets stolen and is recovered, the engravings allow officers to return the items to their owners.
Stop by Rome Hall 101 to learn more about these services.