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 School of Law 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.

Attention GMU Students/Faculty/Staff:

George Mason University is monitoring the situation closely and following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

As new information about the outbreak and potential impact on the Mason community becomes available, the university will provide updates via email. For an overview of Mason’s plans, guidelines, and actions, see the university’s Coronavirus page.