Anyone with information about an incident or case should contact the Howard University Department of Public Safety at 202-806-1100, or 6-4747. In the event of an emergency dial 911 for the Metropolitan Police Department.
Safety Tips Link
HU-DPS Active Shooter Presentation
- Walk in groups whenever possible and look out for one another.
- Avoid isolated and dark areas.
- Carry your cell phone and keep it accessible.
- If you are approached, take note of the person's appearance, clothing, and anything that will help to identify the subject.
- Program the following number into your cell phone for quick access, 202-806-1100.
- Immediately report any suspicious activity or suspicious individuals to the HU Department of Public Safety.
- Use the Shuttle Service or the Late Night Transportations Service to avoid traveling on foot across campus during the hours of darkness.