Divisions

Divisions

Patrol Operations

Surber, Philip D.
Captain, Operations, Police and Public Safety
231 Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2839
Email: psurber2@gmu.edu

Ganley, David
Lieutenant, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 2G4
Phone: (703) 993-2804
Email: dganley@gmu.edu

K9 Unit

Kessler, Zachary
Community Policing and Crime Prevention, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-9764 Show Fax Number
Email: zkessler@gmu.edu

 

Criminal Investigations

Bacigalupi, Thomas W.
Lieutenant, Police CID and Professional Standards, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2802
Email: tbacigal@gmu.edu

Bennett, Steven
Police Officer, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2810
Email: sbenne10@gmu.edu

Threat Assessment

Millan, Patricia E.
Lieutenant, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2814
Email: pgonzal3@gmu.edu

 

Special Services

Ly, Thuan
Police Captain, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2872
Email: tly5@gmu.edu

SRT Unit

Lighthiser, Michael
Lieutenant, Special Services, Police and Public Safety
113 Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2945
Email: mlighthi@gmu.edu

Jochem, Keith
Sergeant, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2834
Email: kjochem@gmu.edu

Special Events

Chandler, C.B.
Lieutenant, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2911
Email: cchandle@gmu.edu

Training & Quartermaster

Lighthiser, Michael
Lieutenant, Special Services, Police and Public Safety
113 Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2945
Email: mlighthi@gmu.edu

 

Support Services

Community Policing & LGBTQ Liaison

Guston, Michael
Lieutenant, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2808
Email: mguston@gmu.edu

Communications

Jackson, Beverley
Communications Officer, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2810
Email: bjacks3@gmu.edu

Accreditation

The George Mason University Department of Police and Public Safety is professionally accredited by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). Members of the GMU Police Force are state certified police officers empowered to enforce all state and local laws on all George Mason campuses, with the authority to make arrests and carry firearms. They are trained in emergency first aid, criminal law, criminal investigation, defensive tactics, crime prevention, use of firearms, sexual assault victim counseling, crisis intervention, crowd control, and enforcement of traffic regulations. A comprehensive background investigation is completed on all police personnel.

University Police maintains a close working relationship with the Virginia State Police and the police departments of the City of Fairfax, Arlington, Fairfax County and Prince William County. As a participant in the National Crime Information Center and the Virginia Crime Information Network, University Police shares information with other police agencies nationwide. Through its membership in a wide network of other regional, state, and international law enforcement organizations, it can exchange information used in investigating crimes and learn new crime prevention techniques. Each month, University Police activities and intelligence data are reported to the Virginia State Police for inclusion in crime statistics published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Available 24 hours a day year-round, University Police officers are responsible for maintaining order and public safety. University Police officers regularly patrol the streets, parking lots, and grounds of the campus. In addition to motor and foot patrols, officers from the Community Outreach Patrol use bicycles to monitor the grounds, particularly those areas not readily accessible by patrol car. The bicycle patrol enhances communication between officers and persons on campus and enhances response time.

 

Administration

Office of the Chief of Police

Central Records

Hameed, Aisha Naz
Records Office Manager, Police and Public Safety
Police and Safety Headquarters, Ffx, MSN: 3D3
Phone: (703) 993-2803
Email: ahameed5@gmu.edu

 

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