Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management

The Howard University Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is a division within the Howard University Department of Public Safety. OEM works to ensure that the University is preparing for, preventing, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. OEM manages the University’s Emergency Operations Center and coordinates the University's emergency alert and notification process and maintains constant situational awareness of conditions that could adversely affect the health, safety, and/or general welfare of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and families.

Primary Programs:

  • Emergency Planning 
  • Incident Monitoring, Response & Management
  • Emergency Notification & Warning (Bison Safe)
  • Training & Exercises
  • Disaster Preparedness Education
  • Special Event Planning
  • Continuity of Operations Planning


Contact Info

Homeland Security Threat Level 


Campus Police NON-Emergency


Campus Police EMERGENCY


Howard University Hospital Services Bureau


Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Non-Emergency


Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Emergency Services 



DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) 



Identity Theft Information


Bison Connect



Joey Henderson

Emergency Manager



2244 10th St. NW, Suite 264

Washington DC, 20059

Emergency Management Documents

Preparing for Emergency Incidents (PDF)

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