Campus Security

Johns Hopkins Public Safety is responsible for the oversight of security operations and investigations on the campuses of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Our force, which consists of security professionals and off-duty Baltimore City Police Officers, operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn about the many ways we are working to keep you safe on campus, in the surrounding areas – even at home.

Services include:

  • 24/7 on-campus presence
  • Officers posted at key areas inside and outside buildings
  • Continuous patrol of the entire campus
  • Escort services
  • State-of-the-art Communications Center, which monitors a Closed Circuit Television Network, card access, duress alarms, and intrusion alarms at the East Baltimore campus, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Howard County General Hospital.
Emergency Notifications

JHU has several emergency notification systems to alert the community of any situation, natural or man-made, that might pose an imminent threat to safety.

Homewood Campus

Campus security
Officers and Patrols

Special Police, trained security officers and other dedicated personnel work together 24/7 to assure your safety on and around campus.

Security Blue Light System
Blue Lights

Emergency blue lights are installed around campus to get you an immediate police officer response if you are in an emergency or feel concerned for your personal safety.

Communication Center
CCTV’s & Communication Center

This state-of-the art safety tool allows for greater visibility and virtual policing all over campus.

East Baltimore

Package Inspections

Attention employees and visitors to the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore campus, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital:

We maintain security measures that serve visitors, patients and employees. Officers are posted at entrances and reserve the right to question and inspect and search packages of employees or visitors before they enter or leave the premises.

This is to ensure that dangerous or inappropriate materials do not enter the premises, and to further ensure that property is not removed without authorization.

All vehicles, lockers, desks, offices or containers that are Hopkins property, as well as briefcases, backpacks, parcels and other personal belongings of employees or visitors, are subject to inspection and search by JH Public Safety Officers or their designated agents.

Collaboration and Partnerships

Student Domestic Abuse Awareness

Break the Cycle is proud to partner with the National Dating Abuse Helpline to provide—the ultimate online resource for healthy relationships.

The website is designed for all young people—no matter what age, gender, ethnicity, or sexual identity—to get the help they need creating healthy relationships. Uniting the Helpline’s interactive phone, chat, and text service with Break the Cycle’s vast library of content, is everything a young person needs when encountering dating abuse.

Visit to learn dating basics, what is abuse, how to get help, and ways to take action.

Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO)

The Hopkins Emergency Response Organization (HERO) has provided volunteer, first-response emergency medical services (EMS) to the Homewood campus since its inception as the First Aid Squad in 1983.

Composed of approximately 55 first responders and emergency medical technicians (EMTs), the Hopkins Emergency Response Unit (the operational arm of HERO) provides 24 hour/7 day a week EMS coverage during the school year, as well as major event standbys and some modified coverage when classes are not in session. In addition, the Hopkins Emergency Response Teaching Unit provides Red Cross Emergency Response and CPR classes, taught by students who are also certified Red Cross instructors. 

HERO enjoys a close working relationship with Johns Hopkins University Campus Safety and Security.

Security dispatches HERU via radio to respond to calls, assumes operational command on the scene, and transports HERU members and specialized equipment to emergencies upon request. HERO also works closely with the Baltimore City Fire Department (BCFD), which provides advanced life support and ambulance transport to seriously ill or injured patients. BCFD also assists with HERO mass-casualty drills and EMT training. 

HERO’s first responders and EMTs are available during the school year.  

In the event of a medical emergency on or around the Homewood campus, call Johns Hopkins Campus Safety and Security at 410-516-7777 from a campus phone, or 911.  For information about joining HERO, obtaining emergency response training, or to learn more about the unit, please visit our website at