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Office of Public Safety & Emergency Management

Communications Center
Building 39, Room C04 | phone 202.274.5050 (Emergencies)  | fax 202.274.7486

Office Hours
Open 24 Hours

Sign up for UDC Alert - Emergency Mass Communication

All members of the UDC Community are urged to sign-up immediately for this free public service. Receive immediate text notification to email, cell phone and other electronic devices for Emergency School Closings and Crime Alerts. Sign up here

UDC Annual Security Report

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2014 Annual Security Report


UDC Alert Registration Notice to the Community

UDCAlert allows the University of the District of Columbia to contact you during an emergency by sending text messages to your registered email or cell phone.

All members of the University Community are encouraged to sign-up immediately for this free public service!

To sign up visit:

UDCAlert is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information. Registrants of the system will also receive notifications regarding major incidents, traffic concerns
or serious weather
affecting the DC Metropolitan Area.

New users must visit to register for the system. Please ensure that you select "University of the DC" and any other options that you may desire. Please note that although this is a free public service you are subject to the terms and conditions of your carrier for receiving text messages.

Public Service Announcement about UDC's Threat Assessment Team (TAT)



The Office of Public Safety & Emergency Management is firmly committed to ensuring that our campus is a safe and healthy academic community where students, faculty, staff and guests can take full advantage of the educational and many other opportunities that the University has to offer. The Office of Public Safety & Emergency Management is a professional multi-service agency providing law enforcement, security, crime prevention and environmental health and emergency services on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are responsible for campus policing, parking and its enforcement, emergency management and environmental health and safety. It is our belief that a safe campus environment can only be achieved by "Working Together for Safety" with all segments of the campus community. Each member of our Office is firmly committed to working with you to help ensure that you are safe and secure while on campus. Together, as partners, we can and will continue to reduce environmental hazards and risks, crime and the fear of crime and disorder in our community.

Maintaining a safe campus environment requires a sustained partnership between the members of the campus community and the Office of Public Safety & Emergency Management. This partnership requires continued communication and "ownership" in a common philosophy predicated on the idea that campus safety must be embraced by each of us individually and collectively as a community.

The Public Safety and Emergency Management website is designed to inform, advise and alert the campus community of the current public safety programs, policies and procedures related to crime reporting and awareness here at the University of the District of Columbia. Please take time to familiarize yourself with the resources available to you as we work together for safety.

On behalf of our Office, we thank you for your efforts towards building enhanced communication and partnerships over the past year.