About Us

University Police Department

In 1981 the George Mason University’s 21 person security department was reorganized and formed as an autonomous law enforcement agency. Nine years later after George Mason was established as a four-year university in 1972 when the governor signed legislation separating it from the University of Virginia.

Today, the George Mason University Police Department has grown to a force of over fifty sworn officers that patrol the Arlington, Prince William and Fairfax campuses. The precise locations are listed below. The department is a full service law enforcement agency which has maintained its national recognition status per the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) since 1991.

University Police Locations

Fairfax Campus
Police and Safety Building, 1st floor

Prince William Campus
Occoquan Building, 225B

Arlington Campus
Arlington Phase I Building, B1 Level, Room 15