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2 Office of Safety and Security

3  The mission of the Office of Safety and Security is to maintain a comprehensive safety and security program for the George Washington University.  This mission is achieved through active cooperation with all university members and partnerships with local law enforcement and community organizations. Safety at GW: Working TOGETHER

4 Office of Safety and Security Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security Darrell Darnell Office of Emergency Management George Nunez, Director Office of Health and Safety William Flint, Director GW Police Department Kevin Hay, Chief

5  Enforces DC laws, federal statutes and university policies  Officers are commissioned by the District of Columbia and have the ability to make arrests on GW property  The university has the benefit of two systems to (address issues):  Legal system  Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities  Accredited law enforcement agency  Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)  Patrols university community 24/7 GW Police Department (GWPD)

6 Crime Reporting  GWPD Emergency Line  (202) 994-6111  TIPS Line  Anonymous voicemail for reporting crime tips  (202) 994-TIPS (8477)  Blue Light Phones  39 phones throughout Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon  Daily Crime Log & Fire Log  Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

7 Safety and Security Teams Threat Assessment Team  Addresses concerns about threatening or potentially threatening behavior  Includes representatives from GWPD, Student Affairs, Human Resources, Office of General Counsel and University Counseling Center (202) 994-6111 Sexual Assault Response Consultative (SARC) Team  Provides information to survivors of sexual assault so they can make informed decisions  Explains medical, reporting options and provides referrals for services available at GW and in DC (202) 994-7222

8  Operation Identification & Bike Registration  Free engraving of valuable possessions  National Bike Registry  Free Self Defense Classes  CONNECT Program  Officers spend time in residence halls and with students through other activities to build community, answer questions, and address concerns  Lost and Found  Rome Hall 101 ▪ ▪ (202) 994-6948 Crime Prevention

9 1.Lock your residence hall door when you leave 2.Do not hold doors open for people unless you know them 3.Always carry your GWorld ID Card 4.Do not leave your items unattended For more tips visit: Safety Tips

10 1.When going out at night, travel with friends 2.Don’t leave friends behind when you leave a party 3.Be aware of your surroundings. Instead of texting or looking down at the ground, watch the cars and people around you. Safety in DC

11 Transportation Services 4-RIDE Escort Van Service  Provides a safe ride to and from locations on the Foggy Bottom campus and surrounding area  Operates daily from 7:00PM - 5:30AM Colonial Express Shuttle Service  Two shuttles drive fixed routes each night  Shuttles pick up students waiting at each stop and drops them off at other stops on the route  Identified by a yellow light on top of the van  Online  MyGW portal, also accessible on laptops and mobile devices  Phone  (202) 994-RIDE (7433) 4-RIDE Requests

12  Volunteer EMTs are certified by the DC Department of Health  Available on the Mount Vernon and Foggy Bottom Campuses  Free medical treatment and hospital transportation  On call 24/7 during the fall and spring semesters  Emergency: (202) 994-6111 ▪ @gwEMeRG▪ Emergency Medical Response Group (EMeRG)

13  The Office of Health and Safety develops and promotes programs that provide for the continued health and safety of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to the George Washington University  These programs are divided into two categories:  Environmental and Occupational Health  Health and Safety Inspections Office of Health and Safety (H&S)

14 Health & Safety Inspections Prohibited Items Candles, halogen lamps, flammable liquids, weapons, non-surge protected extension cords, and cooking appliances in rooms without kitchens Fire Safety Devices Damaged and obstructed smoke detectors and sprinkler heads Plug Locks  Disable unapproved electrical devices  $25 fine if not returned by move out Confiscation  Returned to students if they agree to remove the item from campus  Donated to relief organizations Office of Health and Safety conducts individual room inspections at least 3 times/year What do inspectors look for during safety inspections? What happens if they find a prohibited item?

15  Over 165 AED units across GW campuses  Civil immunity granted by DC to anyone who uses an AED in good faith and without compensation in the act of providing emergency treatment to a victim suffering from sudden cardiac arrest  AED Quick Tip: The device will not allow a shock to be administered unless the person is actually experiencing a cardiac arrest GW AED Program

16  80% of fatal fires involving college students will happen in off campus housing  How to prevent this:  Have a working smoke detector  Know two ways out  Never leave cooking unattended  Make sure any candles, open flames and smoking materials are properly extinguished Fire Prevention

17 The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to ensure that the George Washington University works together to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from all hazards. Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

18 Make a Plan Take an “all-hazards” approach to personal preparedness: Plan for your risk Plan for your needs Plan for your location

19 Build a Kit Suggested items for emergency preparedness kit: Water Food Flashlight & extra batteries First aid kit Radio & extra batteries Medication Cash & some change Clothes & comfortable shoes Cell phone charger

20  Campus Advisories:  GW Alert (update contact information at  Text messages  Email alerts  Web alerts  University Information Line  Foggy Bottom & Mount Vernon: (202) 994-5050  GW Facebook and Twitter  Local Media: Stay Informed

21  Law Enforcement & Emergency Management Partners  Metropolitan Police Department  DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services  Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency  FEMA National Capital Region Coordination  Neighborhood Preparedness Consortium  Public-private emergency management partnership  Improve communication, coordination and collaboration  Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area  Comprised of 12 university and 2 colleges  Meets to develop plans, coordinate resources and share information Community Partnerships

22 GW Police Department (202) 994-6111 (emergency) (202) 994-6110 (non-emergency) Twitter: @GWPolice Facebook: GW Police Office of Safety and Security Darrell Darnell Senior Associate Vice President for Safety and Security ▪ Rice Hall, Suite 701 ▪ (202) 994-7649 ▪ ▪ @GWDarrellD ▪ Office of Emergency Management (202) 994-4936 Email: Office of Health and Safety (202) 994-4347 Email: Twitter: @GWFireSafety


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