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Security at Johns Hopkins University

The safety and security of students on campus is a top priority at Johns Hopkins University. With a dedicated team of more than 200 campus police officers, security personnel, and support staff, the institution is committed to creating a safe environment for students and the surrounding communities.


Johns Hopkins Campus Patrol Car

Campus Patrols

One of the most visible aspects of campus security is the presence of campus police officers and security personnel patrolling the Homewood campus. These officers are equipped to maintain a constant presence, ensuring that students and faculty can go about their daily activities without concern. Officers patrol campus on foot, bikes, Segways, and in security vehicles. They receive specialized training in cultural diversity, sexual harassment, hate crimes, AED/first aid, community policing, and crime prevention. They do not carry firearms.



Emergency Communication and Surveillance

In case of emergencies, the university has implemented a robust communication and surveillance system. There are 117 blue light call stations strategically located on or near the campus. These stations are easily identifiable and can be activated with a simple push of a button. When activated, they sound an alarm and instantly connect the user to the 24-hour Homewood Communication Center.

Map of Blue Light Locations at John Hopkins

Homewood Communication Center
Homewood Communication Center

Additionally, the campus is equipped with 186 smart CCTV cameras, both on and off-campus. These cameras are strategically positioned to monitor for criminal activity or safety issues. The combination of blue light call stations and CCTV cameras ensures a rapid response to any emergency situation.


Contacting Campus Security

For students and staff, knowing how to reach Campus Security is crucial. In cases of emergency, it's essential to use these numbers to get immediate assistance:

  • On-campus: Dial 6-7777

  • Off-campus: Dial 410-516-7777

Crime reports and security alerts are published in accordance with the Clery Act. For more information, visit the Public Safety website.


Emergency Contact Information

Urgent emergency information and details on weather-related closings and cancellations are posted on our Emergency Alert page.


Medical Emergencies

  • Bayview campus: 911

  • East Baltimore campus: 911

  • Homewood campus: 911

  • Washington campus: 911

  • Harbor East: 911

  • Sexual Assault Center: 410-828-6390

Homewood Campus

  • Fire: pull alarm, then dial 911

  • Medical emergency: 911

  • Security Office: 410-516-7777

  • First Aid: 410-516-7777

  • Student Health and Wellness Center: 410-516-8270 (daytime)

  • Office of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE): 410-516-8798

  • Biosafety Officer: 410-955-5918

  • Occupational Health Services: 443-997-1700

  • Radiation Safety Officer: 410-516-7278

  • Maryland Poison Center: 800-222-1222

  • Homewood Counseling Center: 410-516-8278 (Press 1 to reach the on-call counselor 24/7)

  • Student Assistance Program (JHSAP): 443-287-7000; Toll Free: 866-764-2317; support available 24/7 (for AAP, SOE and EP students only)

East Baltimore Campus

  • Fire: pull alarm, then dial 410-955-4444

  • Security Office: 410-955-5585

  • Office of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE): 410-955-5918

  • Stix Hotline for bloodborne pathogens: 410-955-7849 (5-STYX)

  • Biosafety officer: 410-955-5918

  • Workman’s compensation: 410-955-4800

  • Occupational injury: 410-955-6433

  • Occupational Health Services: 443-997-1700

  • Radiation safety officer: 410-955-3712

  • Maryland Poison Center: 800-222-1222

  • University Health Services: 410-955-3250

  • Student Assistance Program (JHSAP): 443-287-7000; Toll Free: 866-764-2317; support available 24/7

Bayview Medical Center

  • Fire: pull alarm, then dial, 410-550-0222

  • Medical emergency: 911

  • Security Office: 410-550-0333

Peabody campus

  • Security emergencies: 410-234-4600

  • Security nonemergencies: 410-234-4605

Columbia campus

  • Security: 410-516-9700

  • Student Assistance Program (JHSAP): 443-287-7000; Toll Free: 866-764-2317; support available 24/7

Washington campus

  • Security: 202-663-5808

  • Student Assistance Program (JHSAP): 443-287-7000; Toll Free: 866-764-2317; support available 24/7

School of Advanced International Studies (D.C.)

  • Security: 202-663-5808

  • Student Assistance Program (JHSAP): 443-287-7000; Toll Free: 866-764-2317; support available 24/7

Advanced Academic Programs

  • Homewood, Security: 410-516-7777

  • Washington, D.C., Security: 202-663-5808

  • Student Assistance Program (JHSAP): 443-287-7000; Toll Free: 866-764-2317; support available 24/7

Carey Business School

  • Harbor East, Security: 410-234-9301 or 410-234-9300

  • Washington campus: 202-588-0597 or 202-588-0590

  • Student Assistance Program (JHSAP): 443-287-7000; Toll Free: 866-764-2317; support available 24/7

Engineering for Professionals

  • Homewood, Security: 410-516-7777

  • Student Assistance Program (JHSAP): 443-287-7000; Toll Free: 866-764-2317; support available 24/7

International Campuses

SAIS-Europe in Bologna

  • Security: +39-051-291-7800

  • Student Assistance Program (JHSAP): 443-287-7000; Toll Free: 866-764-2317; support available 24/7

Hopkins-Nanjing Center

  • Security: +86-25-8359-2436

  • Student Assistance Program (JHSAP): 443-287-7000; Toll Free: 866-764-2317; support available 24/7

Sexual Assault Resources

  • Sexual Assault Helpline (410-516-7333): A confidential service that is available 24/7 and is staffed by trained professional counselors.

  • Sexual Misconduct Response and Prevention Resources: Clear, accessible, and consolidated information on sexual misconduct policies and available services and support

  • Office of Institutional Equity: This office oversees the handling of sexual misconduct complaints filed by faculty, staff, and students. You can contact JHU's Title IX coordinator at 410-516-8075 for assistance.

  • Sexual Assault Resource Unit (410-516-7887): A peer counseling service run by Hopkins students that supports survivors of sexual violence

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