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The Johns Hopkins University Campus Safety and Security, under the direction of Executive Director Lee James, has 55 full-time and 4 part-time Special Police Officers commissioned by the State with full arrest powers on all University property throughout the State of Maryland. The campus police officers are highly trained professionals, most having graduated from accredited law enforcement academies.  They do not carry firearms. They receive on-campus training that include: cultural diversity, sexual harassment, hate crimes, AED/first aid, community policing, and crime prevention.

Security officers from AlliedBarton augment the commissioned officers by patrolling on and off campus on foot, bicycles, Segways, club cars and in parked security vehicles. They are also assigned at the main entrances at the student housing facilities. Off-duty Baltimore City Police Officers are deployed on Charles Street/Charles Village and University Parkway areas. 

Part-time employees from the surrounding communities as well as students serve as security escort van drivers, escort dispatchers, and quad monitors bringing the total number of security officers and supporting staff to well over 200. All members of the department, regardless of job title or position, are held to the same high standard of professional conduct.

The Homewood Communication Center, which is operational 24 hours a day, utilizes a number of technologies to decrease response times to calls for service and increase the effectiveness of the campus security personnel. These technologies include:

• Emergency Blue Light Telephones
• Smart CCTV
• Direct Dial Campus Emergency Telephone Numbers (6-7777 or 911)
• Radio Communications

There are 113 campus emergency blue light telephones conspicuously located on or adjacent to campus for immediate campus police officer response. You are encouraged to become familiar with all the locations of the emergency telephones and use them when you have a concern for your safety or in the event of an emergency. A simple press of the button will sound an alarm, activate a flashing blue light, identify your location, and provide a direct link with the communication center. In the areas where there are brick pathways, look for the light poles that have blue globes on top. Emergency telephone locations are depicted on the following site Blue Light Locations. You may also contact security for the locations of the telephones.

The deployment of 186 Smart CCTV cameras on and off the campus allows
Campus Safety and Security to monitor areas of the campus community that have been subject to criminal activity and general safety issues.  The cameras have software capabilities that allow them to monitor the actions of people, vehicles and objects. Monitored behavior and actions alert the security systems specialists in the Communication Center who then dispatch campus security resources. There are an additional 129 CCTV cameras operating without the "smart" technolgy.

Campus security and local emergency services including Baltimore City Police, Fire or Ambulance can be summoned through Homewood's Communication Center from any campus phone by dialing 6-7777.  The 6-7777 number is widely published in campus and University brochures. The universal 911 number may also be used to reach Homewood's Communication Center from any on-campus phone.  From off-campus, dial 410-516-4600 to reach security. Crime and safety concerns may be reported to Campus Safety and Security by calling on-campus emergency numbers ( 6-7777 or 911 ).

Campus Safety and Security provides operational supervision over the university's student managed Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO). HERO is comprised of student volunteers that are EMT and/or first responder certified and qualified to provide various emergency treatment to students in need of immediate medical assistance. They work in conjunction with the Baltimore Fire Department to bring you these emergency services. They also welcome additional volunteers.

Crime reporting and security alerts are published in keeping with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Campus Safety and Security Investigative Support Services staffed by Lieutenant Mark Long and Investigator Dennis Rosemary, is available to assist students with special matters or other sensitive areas of concern. You can reach an investigator by calling 410-516-4600 (on campus x6-4600). For all EMERGENCIES, dial x6-7777 or 911. Campus Safety and Security disseminates details of any crime activity affecting the university community on and off campus via the Crime Log.  Check the security web page for the details daily. The Crime Log covers the previous 30 day period. 

Campus Safety and Security Lieutenant Stephen Moffett can assist students with special event issues that may require city permits or other assistance.  He can be contacted at 410-516-5471 (on campus x6-5471) for assistance with those special events that you may be planning. 

If you are interested in the Security Ride Along program, contact Lieutenant Eric Deuschle at 410-516-8985.

Parking on and around campus can be a challenge at times. Consult with the Parking & Transportation office staff for needed assistance by calling 410-516-PARK. Please keep your valuables out of view and properly secured when your vehicle is unattended.

Embracing a community based philosophy, Campus Safety and Security strives to prevent crime, provide assistance to victim(s), and investigate reported incidents in cooperation with other campus authorities and city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. It functions in concert with other service oriented offices to ensure a safe and secure environment in which students, faculty, and staff may enjoy rewarding academic and social experiences. To this end, Campus Safety and Security works in partnership with students, faculty, staff and the community. A close working relationship exists between Campus Safety and Security and the Dean of Student Life, Directors of Residential Life, Housing, Counseling and Student Development, and Multicultural Student Affairs. 

All the members of the Campus Safety and Security department welcome
you to campus and wish you the best during your stay at Homewood. We
are here to help you have a safe and pleasant visit or college experience. 
Do not hesitate to call upon us for assistance whenever you have a concern for your safety. Remember preventing crime is a shared responsibility between law enforcement and the Homewood community it serves. 

Campus Safety & Security at Johns Hopkins University Emergency number: 410-516-7777