Community Policing

Now taking reservations for GUPD’s Self Defense course (coed and female-only). Please click here to view our programs or sign up using the Self-Defense Form, or Visit GUPD Sponsored Programs and Events (new window).

Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) 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.

Self-Defense Classes

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. Please sign up for one of the upcoming classes below.

The next available classes will be conducted on:

Thursday, January 18, 2024 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Women Only

Monday, January 22, 2023 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Co-Ed Course

Monday March 11, 2024 – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Women Only

Wednesay April 3, 2024- 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Women Only

Crime Prevention Services

The Georgetown University Police Department 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 Georgetown University Police Department offers laptop computer registration services designed to help prevent thefts and assist in the recovery in cases of theft.

Bicycle Registration

Bicycle registration is not required in the District of Columbia.  However, GUPD 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 GUPD after a theft. GUPD recommends the use of U-locks.

Student Guards

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.

Information Documents

GUPD Background

GUPD Safety Resources

Sexual Assault Reporting Options

Office of Emergency Managment

Threat Assessment Program

AED Information

After Hours Resources

Intentional Acts of Violence

Student Safety Advisory Board

To create greater transparency and partnership between GU’s student body and leadership regarding campus safety, the Georgetown University Police Department has a Student Safety Advisory Board (SSAB). This advisory board provides students the opportunity to identify campus safety concerns and provide feedback to GUPD leadership for their resolution.

The board meets on a bi-weekly basis at a dinner meeting.  The SSAB consists of a mixture students and is open to all. The Chief of Police and on occasion some of his staff attend all SSAB meetings to discuss with students their topics of interest.

Interested students are encourage to e-mail to express their interest in being on the SSAB. Click here for additional SSAB meeting information.