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.
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 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 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.
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 email@example.com to express their interest in being on the SSAB. Click here for additional SSAB meeting information.