Serving over 14,000 students, approximately 1,200 faculty members and nearly 2,500 staff in 54 buildings covering 104 acres on the hilltop, the Georgetown University Police is committed to helping maintain a safe and secure environment on Georgetown University's main campus.


Public Notice for Comment

The Georgetown University Police Department is scheduled for an initial on-site assessment as part of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) accreditation process to achieve re-accreditation by verifying it meets 189 professional law enforcement standards.

CALEA Team Leader: Deputy Chief Michael Rein, Rutgers University Police Department

CALEA Assessment Member: Commander Ernest Knight, University of Chicago Police Department

Administered by CALEA, the accreditation program requires law enforcement agencies to comply with national best practices and professional standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.

As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees, service recipients and the public are invited to offer telephone comments to the assessment team by phoning 202-697-6535 on Monday, December 10, 2018 between 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  During this two-hour session, the Assessment Team will take comments. 

In addition, the public is invited to attend and speak at a public hearing at Georgetown University’s Riggs Library, 3rd Floor, at Healy Hall. 3700 O Street, NW Washington, DC Tuesday, December 11, 2018 beginning at 1:00 pm to offer comments to the Assessment Team regarding the Department’s ability to comply with CALEA’s standards.

For further information or questions, please contact Mr. James Richardson, Jr. (, or (202) 687-6254.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Georgetown University Police Department’s ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to Laura Saunders (

gupd active shooter website

Keeping our Georgetown campus safe from active shooter/active aggressor incidents is a top priority and the campus takes a team approach. These groups include the Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD), the campus Threat Assessment Team and the Department of Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations (DEMOC).

The website is designed to be an informational guide on how to report a threatening person or a person of concern, how to identify resources that will provide emergency information to help you make decisions on how to keep safe and information how to stay safe during an active aggressor incident.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the information provided on the site to empower yourself to stay safe on campus.


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