In response to the concern for the safety and well-being of our community and the desire to complement campus safety and security’s response to behavioral health crises, Johns Hopkins University is developing a behavioral health crisis support team to serve our students, faculty, and staff and non-affiliate community members in and around our Baltimore campuses.
Johns Hopkins is dedicated to providing a safe environment for our community: students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and visitors alike.
Johns Hopkins Public Safety is committed to safeguarding our vibrant learning and working community through holistic, progressive approaches to security that foster deep community relationships built on trust, cooperation, and mutual respect.
Resources & Services
JH Accountability Board Public Meeting. The Johns Hopkins Accountability Board (JHAB) will hold its annual public meeting virtually on December 12, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and the JHAB has invited Erricka Bridgeford, Executive Director, Baltimore Community Mediation Center (BCMC) to facilitate the meeting. Like all Accountability Board meetings, this meeting will be available via livestream and a Zoom link will be provided on the Accountability Board webpage. If you have any questions, contact us at: email@example.com.
Final JHPD MOU and supporting documents available. Following several months of community engagement, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has been modified to reflect feedback and is now final and publicly available. Along with the final MOU, we have also made publicly available a report from outside experts at 21CP Solutions, which summarizes the MOU community engagement process and the feedback received, and a JHU document with the over 250 comments and questions we received. Please find the message from Dr. Branville Bard, Vice President for Public Safety here.
Notice of a use of force incident at Homewood. Johns Hopkins Public Safety is assisting the Baltimore Police Department in its investigation of a use-of-force incident on the Homewood campus by an off-duty BPD officer Sunday night. Read message from Dr. Branville Bard.
Update on University’s response to recent violent crimes on and around Homewood campus. In response to a disturbing pattern of serious, violent crimes through the month of October, Dr. Branville Bard sent a message to the Hopkins community detailing the university’s response, immediate next steps, and current resources. Please also see the Public Safety map of where these armed robberies occurred.
Frequently Asked Questions on the JHPD Updated. In response to community feedback, Johns Hopkins plans to update the frequently asked questions on a rolling basis. Click here to read the most recent update.
Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team Fall Expansion to Peabody. The Behavioral Health Crisis Support Team (BHCST) pairs behavioral health clinicians with specially trained public safety personnel to provide immediate in-person assistance to individuals experiencing a personal crisis. The program launched in Homewood in 2021 and is set to expand to Peabody in the fall of 2022. An expansion to East Baltimore is anticipated over the next year.