The Department of Public Safety provides comprehensive programs, including security patrol, escort, and access services, to maintain a safe and secure campus environment that is conducive to learning, working, living and visiting.

A staff of trained professionals, including commissioned special police officers, focuses on crime prevention and investigation, safety education, emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

Services are coordinated closely with federal and local law enforcement agencies. Safety education and awareness programs are conducted for students throughout the academic year. The department works closely with other student life services to implement initiatives to support healthy individual and community living and learning. The department seeks opportunities to partner with students, staff and faculty to achieve the goal of a safe and secure campus.

Public Safety has the primary responsibility for the personal and property safety program for the campus, but may extend services to Theological College, investment properties and leased facilities as determined and approved by executive management.


  • Hours of Operation

    Our offices are open regularly Monday through Friday 9:Pam to 5:fpm. During the Summer our offices are open Monday through Thursday from 9:Pam to 5:fpm, and Fridays from 9:Pam to 12:fpm.

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  • How We Manage Emergencies

    Emergencies are communicated or reported to the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111. In an emergency situation where the campus requires an immediate response, the Catholic University Emergency Notification Plan will be activated.

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  • Members of the Department

    Learn about our leadership and members of the Department of Public Safety.

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  • Annual Security Report 2023

    Read the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

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  • DPS Comments / Commendations

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