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The Department of Public Safety is here to protect everyone on campus, and serve the community. DPS aims to provide a secure, and informed campus environment. Gallaudet’s Public Safety Officers, assistant supervisors, and supervisors are considered Special Police Officers and are commissioned by the District of Columbia. As commissioned Special Police Officers, they may arrest people without a warrant for offenses committed on the Gallaudet campus. Campus Police Officers and dispatchers are on duty 24 hours each day, 365 days a year. Officers patrol the campus on foot, on bicycles, on Segways, and in marked and unmarked vehicles. There is a supervisor and/or assistant supervisor on duty during each shift. Dispatchers are certified in Emergency Medical Dispatch with specialized training in response to police, fire, and medical emergencies.
Contact the Department of Public Safety first during an emergency. We have a direct line to the D.C. Office of Unified Command, which enables us to get a quicker, more efficient response from DPS, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), or the D.C. Fire and EMS Department (DCFEMS). Our trained dispatchers have the ability to reach the correct emergency response teams quickly and provide them the necessary information.
While DPS coordinates with city officials to arrange immediate assistance; our officers will provide first aid services and guide emergency response teams to the incident, as needed. If you bypass DPS, responding city officials will not have the exact information they need. Time is precious and details are needed to provide the appropriate response to an emergency situation. DPS has resources at their disposal to provide what is needed.
Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Email us at Contact or call or text us at (202) 651-5555.
The dispatcher center does not have videophones. Video relay services operators are trained in handling 911 emergency calls, thus allowing us to complete the calls quickly.
(202) 651-5444 (tty)(202) 651-5445 (voice)Contact (email)
Campus Police Officers and dispatchers are on duty 24 hours each day, 365 days a year. Officers patrol the campus on foot, on bicycles, Segways, and in marked and unmarked vehicles. There is a supervisor and/or assistant supervisor on duty during each shift. DPS is located in Carlin Hall on the ground floor.
The 8th Street gate is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is staffed by DPS personnel.
Gallaudet’s Public Safety Officers, assistant supervisors, and supervisors are considered “special police officers” and are commissioned by the District of Columbia. They have the same powers as law enforcement officers to arrest without a warrant for offenses committed on the Gallaudet campus. They may also arrest outside of Gallaudet if they are in fresh pursuit for an offense committed on campus.
Dispatchers are certified in Emergency Medical Dispatch with specialized training in response to police, fire, and medical emergencies.
Hours of Operations:
Monday-Friday – 8am to 5pmSaturday – 8am to 4:30pmSunday – Closed
(202) 250-2700 (videophone)(202) 651-5544Contact here
Office Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Department of Public Safety offers a variety of services to assist the Gallaudet community.
Gallaudet University and the Clerc Center have collaborated with EthicsPoint to offer a whistleblower hotline service for the Gallaudet community.
Department of Public Safety guide to community responsibilities
Department of Public Safety Emergency Preparedness Guide for use by all members of the Gallaudet Community
Procedure to report sexual assault or misconduct
Guide to campus parking and traffic information from the Department of Public Safety
The combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online, at the Department of Public Safety at Carlin Hall, or by contacting the department.
Resources with additional information regarding public safety.
The Department of Public Safety collects and shares statistics on crimes committed at Gallaudet University, the Clerc Center, and in the surrounding off-campus area.
A monthly archive of crime logs, as required by the 1990 Clery Act. Incidents are listed in chronological order and include case numbers and other pertinent information.
Guide to Department of Public Safety forms for traffic violation appeals and commendations/complaints feedback
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