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Public Safety | Mission, Vision & Strategy

About the Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Committed to Excellence – Performance is Measured by Results

Our Mission

The Department of Public Safety is committed to building strong alliances with all members of our community, at all levels, extending beyond our campus boundaries, for the purpose of creating and sustaining a safe and secure environment in which to live, learn, teach and work.

Our Vision

To be recognized as a leader in our profession for our commitment to excellence, as demonstrated by our actions, our results, and our innovative and effective approaches to reducing crime, disorder, and the fear of crime on campus.

Our Strategy

To promote campus-wide safety and enhanced communications through the continuous and aggressive application of community based education and outreach; focus is centered on actively engaging in positive and meaningful interactions with the diverse community we serve. Consistent with our mission and vision, our ambition is to first understand, and then effectively respond to our customer’s needs in a manner that advances community cooperation and support.

Contact the Department of Public Safety at 202-884-9111.



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