Welcome to George Mason University Department of Police and Public Safety, we serve in one of Virginia’s largest universities. George Mason University serves more than 35,000 students on its Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William and Loudoun Campuses. Situated on 677 acres of wooded land in the heart of Fairfax County, the Fairfax Campus is just 16 miles outside of Washington, D.C. Near the Virginia Square-GMU Metro, the Arlington Campus houses the Antonin Scalia Law School and emphasizes courses on law, economics and public policy. The Prince William Campus covers 124 acres in the Manassas area and specializes in bio-sciences, bioinformatics and biotechnology, as well as computer and information technology. The University Police Department patrols three of the four campuses 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

This website introduces you to the personnel, services, proper security measures, policies and regulations that promote campus safety. You will find that the University Police Department provides many services that will assist you to safely complete a college education. Special safety tips and the directory of relevant telephone numbers are available to help guide you. Take advantage of the many programs and services that we offer to the GMU community, our programs promote safety and are available to provide assistance.

Mission Statement

The mission of the George Mason University Department of Police and Public Safety is to provide a safe and secure environment for all university employees, students, and guests. Embracing the principles of community policing, the Department will work collaboratively with academic and administrative units, individuals, and organizations in furtherance of the mission of the University.

The George Mason University Police Department is responsible for protecting constitutional guarantees and impartially enforcing the law. We believe that integrity is the basis of public trust and that honesty and equality in the delivery of police services is essential. We commit ourselves to uphold these values and to foster cooperation and respect within our community.

As the law enforcement department of a state institution of higher learning, the Department will always strive to incorporate best practices in its policies, and operate with a commitment to equality, fairness, openness, and transparency with the University community.

Contact Us

  • Emergency – 911
  • Non-Emergency – (703) 993-2810
  • TDD/TTY – (703) 993-2817
  • Reporting a Crime (Crime Solvers Anonymous Tip Hotline) – (703) 993-4111
  • Physical Address – 4393 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • Mailing Address – 4400 University Drive, MS 3D3, Fairfax, VA 22030