DC Security

Welcome
Active Shooter
Annual Clery Act Report
LiveSafe
Lost and Found
RAVE Emergency Alert

SAIS Emergency Contact Information

24/7 Emergency phone number: 202-663-5808
DC - Security cell phone number: 202-507-0890
Security Email Address: dcsecurity@jhu.edu

For all other emergencies, or if the school's Emergency number is unavailable, please call 911.

Active Shooter

An Active Shooter is an individual(s) engaged in killing or attempting to kill people often at random in a confined area. Be prepared and know how to respond!

FEMA Active Shooter On-Line Course (Video, 45 minutes) 
How to Respond to an Active Shooter Booklet (.pdf) 
How to Respond Poster (.pdf) 
How to Respond Pocket Guide (.pdf)

What can you do to be prepared? 
  1. Please take the time to view the videos and print or review the attached materials. 
  2. Know your environment and any possible dangers. 
  3. Always know your surroundings and the nearest exits. 
  4. Whenever you see something suspicious, immediately contact the Nitze guard at 202-663-7796
How do you respond? 
  1. Evacuate - always have an escape route in mind, leave belongings, keep hands visible. 
  2. Hide Out - lock yourself in the room, silence your cellular phone. 
  3. Take Action - as a last resort.
The videos and resources below are made available to assist you in the preparation and response to an Active Shooter Incident. 

Run, Hide, Fight-Surviving an Active Shooter Incident (Video, 6 minutes)

Annual Clery Act Report

Crime Statistics
Data reflected in the following statistical presentations of crime on and about Hopkins campuses and centers are a compilation of reports received directly into the various security department and center directors’ offices, the various offices of student services, other named campus authorities, and respective police departments of jurisdiction.

Note: The change in reporting criteria in 1999 significantly expanded the geographic area from which crime figures are derived. As a result, in some instances, reflected increases relate more to a larger reporting area as opposed to an increase in the level of criminal activity on a particular campus.

Click here to view the Clery Act Report.

LiveSafe App


LiveSafe is mobile safety app for SAIS students, faculty, and staff.

App Features:

  • Tips: Anonymously reach DC campus security to submit information about suspicious activity, harassment, noise complaints, mental health problems and any other safety issues you may experience. Option to add photos, audio, or video to your message enabling officers to better respond to the issue.
  • SafeWalk: Allows users to add friends, share your location when you leave a location, stay in constant communication with those friends while you walk to your destination, and send a group chat when you reach your destination safely. If you run into trouble you can contact police from within the app.
  • Talk or Chat Options: Two-way communication with DC campus security via chat or phone.
  • Instant Emergency Connection: In the case of an emergency where you need immediate assistance you can choose to contact 911, or campus security. If you choose to call or message campus police, location tracking will begin, allowing officers to respond to your exact location.

Lost and Found

Effective immediately there is a new Lost and Found policy in effect for the JHU DC campus. All items that are turned into lost and found will be brought to the 8th floor of the BOB building for storage. The hours for the lost and found are Monday – Friday, 7am – 7pm.  Students should go to a security officer at the front desk of any of the JHU buildings for assistance. The security officer will arrange for someone to meet you on the 8th floor.  Any items found by students can be turned over to any security officer at the JHU DC campus. 

RAVE Emergency Alert Text Message System   

The RAVE Emergency Text Message System is another tool used by Campus Safety and Security to immediately broadcast emergency information. The system is available only to Johns Hopkins affiliates (students, faculty and staff) and will be employed only for the three annual tests or upon confirmation of a significant incident that presents imminent danger on the Homewood campus. A short text message will be sent to the cell phone of each subscriber.

If you are not yet a JHEA subscriber, you can sign up on the myJHU portal. After signing in with your JHED ID, go to the myProfile tab, click Emergency Alerts, update your information and select Receive Emergency Alerts . Remember to click Save myProfile when you are done.