24-Hour Emergency Assistance Number: (202) 662-9325
Georgetown Law’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) consists of about 30 special campus police officers and six police sergeants under the leadership of Acting Chief Jose Burgos. Our officers and supervisors span a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets; they have decades of combined military, law enforcement and other specialized experience as well as languages spoken (Cantonese, French, and Spanish).
All campus police officers have the power of arrest as commissioned by the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department and have received at least 250 hours of police training. Officers who join our Department without previous law enforcement training are required to successfully complete the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area’s Campus Public Safety Institute (CPSI) Police Academy. Our officers assigned to bicycle patrol undergo 40 hours of rigorous training, riding approximately 20+ miles a day, to receive certification as bicycle patrol officers. We also have officers certified as Crisis Intervention Officers, having received 40 hours of CIT training in assisting individuals living with mental illness and/or addiction who are in crisis. Campus police officers also hold certifications in first aid, defensive tactics, use of OC spray and CPR/AED among other certifications.
The Georgetown Law Department of Public Safety maintains an excellent working relationship with the Main Campus’ Georgetown University Police Department, Metropolitan Police Department, Capitol Police Department, Supreme Court Police Department, U.S. Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and numerous other area law enforcement agencies with adjacent or overlapping jurisdiction.
The Georgetown Law campus’ security systems include electronic building access control, surveillance cameras, personal panic alarms, fire control systems and campus-wide loudspeaker emergency alert systems. All security systems are monitored by the Department 24 hours a day. Also offered to students, staff and faculty is the LiveSafe app, a safety tool that provides a quick and convenient way to communicate with campus police. You can use LiveSafe to easily share safety information and concerns directly with our officers, receive important alerts and notifications from campus police, have access to important phone numbers, safety resources, and much more.
Georgetown Law’s Department of Public Safety is an advocate of community policing. We assign campus police officers, security officers and student guards to strategic locations, inside and outside of the buildings, throughout the campus community . Our primary goal is to keep our campus safe. We do this by patrolling the campus on foot, utilizing our marked police vehicles, and bicycle officer patrols. We also have our campus police officers and security officers maintaining the security of our buildings by checking the identification of those who enter campus facilities without Georgetown University issued credentials. Students, faculty and staff can request a campus police officer escort to their vehicle by calling 202-662-9325, 24 hours a day. There is always a shift supervisor/Police Sergeant assigned to every shift. If needed, the shift supervisor/Police Sergeant can also be reached by calling 202-662-9325.
Campus Police Officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are here to ensure a safe environment for all student, faculty, staff, and visitors to Georgetown Law’s campus.
We can be reached via email at email@example.com or telephone at 202-662-9325.
You can also stop by our offices located in McDonough Hall, Room 125 (on the 1st floor in the clinics area).
Phone: (202) 662-9325
Location: McDonough Hall, Room 125