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University Acknowledges Hacking Attempt

Georgetown’s Wi-Fi outage on March 31 was the result of a cyberattack launched against the university, according to interim Vice President and Chief Information Officer of UIS Judd Nicholson. Nicholson said the cyberattack overwhelmed university firewalls causing disrupted Internet service. “Our outage occurred because our network firewalls were unable to[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

DC Crime Bill Under Final Consideration

The Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act — which aims to reduce crime in the District — is currently undergoing final review by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser after receiving unanimous approval from the D.C. Council in its second reading. Bowser has until March 25 to respond to and allow for the[Read More…]

by March 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GUPD Apprehends Suspects on Campus

The Georgetown University Police Department apprehended two individuals in the process of stealing a bicycle outside of the Car Barn on Saturday evening around 7 p.m. The Metropolitan Police Department was also on the scene. One of the suspects, who had a knife on him, was arrested for possession of[Read More…]

by February 28, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

GUPD Talks Safety Initiatives

Georgetown University Police Department Chief Jay Gruber highlighted GUPD’s new Sexual Assault Response Team and addressed student concerns in light of the D.C. Policing Bill at a roundtable discussion in the Leavey Program Room on Feb. 10. The proposed bill will increase GUPD jurisdiction and allow officers to handle student[Read More…]

by February 19, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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A new bill introduced by D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffle (D-Ward 5) would extend the jurisdiction of the Georgetown University Police Department beyond the front gates of campus.

GUSA Opposes Private Security Bill

The Georgetown University Student Association met with student government leaders from other Washington, D.C. universities Thursday to discuss a proposed bill that would allow for expanded jurisdiction for private security officers, including campus police. The bill, which was introduced by D.C. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) Dec. 16, includes new[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

GUPD Releases Active Shooter Situation Program

The Georgetown University Police Department released a new website and training program Jan. 13 for how to act in the event of an active shooter. Created in conjunction with the Department of Emergency Management and Continuity of Operations, the website includes information and resources to use in an active shooter[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Marijuana-related arrests in D.C. are down 99.2 percent from last year following the November 2014 passage of Initiative 71, which legalized the possession, growth and use of marijuana. According to the MPD, there have been seven arrests this year, compared with 895 in 2014.

Crime Down 1 Year After Initiative 71

One year after the passage of Initiative 71, a ballot measure that legalized the possession, growth and use of marijuana in the District of Columbia, marijuana-related crimes are down 99.2 percent from last year. Nov. 4 marked the first anniversary of the legislation that allows individuals over the age of[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

MPD Program Scores Low

A policy scorecard released earlier this month outlined potential concerns with the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department’s body-worn camera program, including disagreements about officer access to the footage. In September, the Department of Justice awarded $1 million to support the expansion of the city’s body camera program, which is set[Read More…]

by November 20, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Grant Funds MPD Body Cameras

The United States Justice Department awarded Washington, D.C., $1 million to expand its Body Worn Cameras program for Metropolitan Police Department officers Sept. 21, which will require that the city establish an implementation plan and training policy for cameras, as a response to police violence nationwide. The additional funding, combined[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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With policy revamped this summer, GUPD has directed SafeRides to respond to all requests made by students and faculty.

SafeRides to Accept All Requests

Amid increasing concerns and complaints from the community regarding the SafeRides program, the Georgetown University Police Department updated its LiveSafe app over the summer and changed its policies for the program to mandate drivers to accept all requests made by students and faculty. To improve user experience, GUPD further integrated[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top