Department of Public Safety

We're here for your safety. Let's work together to keep our campus safe.

Department of Public Safety
2244 10th Street, NW, Suite 270
Washington, D.C. 20059

General: (202) 806-1100

Emergencies: (202) 806-7777

Campus-Wide Announcements

University Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The University continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, as additional cases are confirmed in the United States and other countries. The University continues to formulate and adjust its plans as needed.

HUDPS Emergency Communication Services

In an effort to improve our emergency response procedures and personal safety, Howard University has implemented a new mass notification system by AppArmor.

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HUDPS Safety Tips


HUDPS is dedicated and seeks to enhance the educational and work experience of both, student and staff and will be sensitive regarding all concerns. We are always concerned about your safety, so please, if you "SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING." The more observant and involved we are, the less likely crime will occur undetected. Let's all work together.

Please report any suspicious activities or persons to Campus Police immediately at (202) 806-1100.

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If you see something, say something.

DPS Services

Marcus E. Lyles

Executive Director and Chief of Police

I am absolutely honored to be selected to serve as Howard University’s Executive Director of Public Safety and Police Chief.  I will continue to provide the University with a safe and secure campus environment, and to do my part in upholding Howard University’s rich legacy.

Crime Alerts

Keeping you safe means keeping you informed. Stay aware of what's reported on campus by viewing our crime alerts.

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