Georgetown University's Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides a range of crime prevention programs and services for members of the campus community, in coordination with other offices as needed, designed to enhance personal safety, prevent and deter crime, and respond to incidents.
The Georgetown University Police Department and the Student Safety Advisory Board are pleased to offer Basic Self-Defense Courses. This 4 hour workshop includes both information on risk reduction as well as instruction of a number of hands-on techniques.
The next classes will be conducted on:
- Wednesday February 18, 2015 6pm-10pm (Women's Self-Defense)
- Wednesday March 18, 2015 6pm-10pm (Community Self-Defense - open to Male and Female GU)
- Wednesday April 8, 2015 6pm-10pm (LGBTQ Self-Defense)
Crime Prevention Services
The Department of Public Safety offers a variety of crime prevention services, including safety presentations and security assessments. The department also sponsors Personal Safety Week and self-defense workshops.
Community Liaison Officers
The Community Liaison Officers are assigned to individual residence halls. These officers serve as the main points of contact for the students and Residence Life staff of their assigned buildings.
Laptop & Equipment Registration
The Department of Public Safety offers laptop computer registration services designed to help prevent thefts and assist in the recovery in cases of theft.
Bicycle registration is not required in the District of Columbia. However, DPS maintains an ownership log and invites you to register your bicycle so that you can be contacted if your bicycle is returned to or recovered by DPS after a theft. DPS recommends the use of U-locks with steel cuffs, which can be purchased at the station.
Student guards play an integral role in protecting the campus community. They supplement security guards at the entrances to residence halls and other facilities to help maintain security and enforce building access policies.