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Campus Police

Theodore Baran-Director/Chief Campus Police

202-618-6757 Videophone

202-651-5088 Voice

Hours of Operation

Campus Police Officers and dispatchers are on duty 24 hours each day, 365 days a year. Officers patrol the campus on foot, on bicycles, segways, and in marked and unmarked vehicles. There is a supervisor and/or assistant supervisor on duty during each shift.  The Department of Public Safety is located in Carlin Hall on the ground floor.

Gate Hours

8th Street Gate is open 24 hours a day seven days a week and staffed by Department of Public Safety personnel.
Brentwood Gate:  Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
West Virginia Avenue Gate:  Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
6th Street Gate: Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Emergency Lines-Communication Center

Hours of Operation 24 hours each day, 7 days per week

(202) 651-5555 (voice/videophone) (text) (email)

(202) 651-5444 (tty)

Non-Emergency Lines-Communication Center

(202) 651-5444 (tty)

(202) 651-5445 (voice)


Gallaudet's Public Safety Officers, Asst. Supervisors, and Supervisors are considered "Special Police Officers" and are commissioned by the District of Columbia. They have the same powers as law enforcement officers to arrest without a warrant for offenses committed on the Gallaudet campus. They may also arrest outside of Gallaudet if they are in fresh pursuit for an offense committed on campus.

Dispatchers are certified in Emergency Medical Dispatch with specialized training in response to police, fire, and medical emergencies.

Parking & ID Desk

Hours of Operation Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(202) 250-2700
1-866-327-8877 (VP/video relay )
(202) 651-5544
dpsparkingandid (instant messenger)

Parking and Traffic (A & O Manual 1:1.1)

Access Control

Office Hours of Operation Monday thru Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Access Control (A & O Manual 1:2.25)
Access to Buildings (A & O Manual 1:25.26)


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