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
New Accountability Board Members Nominated. The Nominating Committee received 140 completed applications this year from which it proposed recommendations to the University. Drawing on their recommendations, Johns Hopkins has nominated ten JHU students, faculty, staff, and community members to fill vacancies caused by student graduations and staff departures as well as the conclusion of terms next spring for several board members. The 10 new members will now be sent to the Maryland General Assembly for approval. You can read more about the process here.
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.
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.