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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.
Monday – 24hr
Tuesday – 24hr
Wednesday – 24hr
Thursday – 24hr
Saturday – 24hr
Friday – 24hr
Sunday – 24hr
Including all weekends and holidays, DPS never closes
(202) 651-5555 (Text and Voice)firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operations:
Monday to Friday – 8am to 7pmSaturday and Sunday – 9am to 5pmClosed for University holidays and closures
(202) 250-2700 (videophone)Contact here
Office Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Public Safety Guard
Assistant Supervisor Community Policing
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