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GUPD Lt. Charles Rathell, who dedicated his life to public service, died at 43 this week.

Former GUPD Officer Lt. Charles Rathell Dies at 43

Lt. Charles Rathell, who served as an officer in the Georgetown University Police Department for seven years, died earlier this week from complications from an ongoing illness. Rathell, 43, most recently worked as the Support Services Bureau commander, managing administrative tasks such as hiring, training, vehicle fleet maintenance, upkeep of[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department received more reports of sexual assault this summer than they did last summer.

Sexual Assault Reports Rise in the District and on Campus

The total number of reported cases of sexual assault in Washington, D.C. this summer increased by 3 percent from last summer, according to data from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Every district except for the First District had an increase in reported instances of sexual assault, according to an Aug.[Read More…]


Student Group Pushes Back on Calls to Arm GUPD Officers

A letter advocating that Georgetown University Police Department officers remain unarmed was delivered to University President John J. DeGioia’s office May 4 by student members of Georgetown United Against Police Aggression. The GUAPA letter comes in response to another letter from a student group called GU Advocates for Responsible Defense,[Read More…]

by May 18, 2018 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Keep GUPD Officers Unarmed

Bringing guns onto Georgetown University’s campus is a potentially dangerous solution to a problem that has already been addressed. Last week, students representing GU Advocates for Responsible Defense delivered a letter to University President John J. DeGioia recommending all Georgetown University Police Department officers be armed to reduce the risk[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 9 comments Editorial

Students Advocate for Arming GUPD Officers

About 20 students presented University President John J. DeGioia a letter on April 13 advocating for the Georgetown University Police Department to equip its officers with firearms. The group, GU Advocates for Responsible Defense, recommends that armed Metropolitan Police Department officers patrol campus temporarily while GUPD officers undergo firearms training,[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

GUPD Security Fees Siphon Club Funds, Student Leaders Say

A Georgetown University policy requiring student groups to hire campus police for certain on-campus events constitutes a burdensome misuse of Student Activity Fee funds, according to some student leaders. Current university policy requires student groups to hire Georgetown University Policy Department officers as security guards when hosting high-attendance or high-profile[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

PULLIN, SHAPIRO & VAHEY: Keep Guns Off Campus

Imagine sitting in a Thursday morning seminar, still bleary-eyed from a late night in Lauinger Library. Suddenly, you catch a glimpse of a .38 Special revolver peeking out from a classmate’s tote bag. That on-edge feeling — that trepidation — is a sentiment we hope Georgetown University students never need[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Up in Arms: Preparing a Campus Shooter Protocol

Up in Arms: Preparing a Campus Shooter Protocol

Since the Parkland, Fla. shooting last month, Madeline Budman (COL ’18) has felt a heightened sense of apprehension in public places. For Budman, the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is personal. Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the campers at the Jewish Reform camp where Budman worked last year, was[Read More…]

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Features, News, News - Top

IRVINE: For Students’ Safety, Allow Guns on Campus

Laws restricting gun ownership will not prevent gun violence or end school shootings. For our safety, Georgetown University should arm campus police and the D.C. Council should allow students to carry firearms on campuses. Joining nearly 3,000 schools nationwide, Georgetown students participated in a walkout Wednesday to demand legislative action[Read More…]

by March 15, 2018 24 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The suspect list has narrowed in the joint investigation by GUPD and MPD into last month's bias-related vandalisms has

Suspect List Narrows in Swastika Vandalism Investigation

The Georgetown University Police Department is narrowing a list of potential suspects in its investigation of incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti and threatening messages directed at women in LXR Hall last month. GUPD installed security cameras and established 24-hour patrols on the second floor of LXR Hall while it continues its[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top