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​​Contact NIH Police

Bethesda, MD- Main Campus

On Campus: (301) 496-9911
Campus Phone: 911

On Campus:(301) 496-5685
Campus Phone: ​311

NIH Police Office
Building 31, Room B3B17
31 Center Drive MSC 2012
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2012
Phone: 301-496-2387
Fax: 301-402-0394

Contact Information

Building 31, Room B3B17
31 Center Drive MSC 2012
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2012
Phone: 301-496-2387
Non-Emergency Calls 311 (do not dial 9 first) or 9-301-496-5685
Fax: 301-402-0394​


Community Policing Philosophy

The Division of Police fully supports and embraces the philosophy of Community Oriented Policing and promotes organizational strategies which An officer listening to an NIH employee's concernsupport the systematic use of partnerships with NIH community members and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues within the National Institutes of Health community.   Crime or fear of crime, social disorder, and the safe movement of vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians along roadways are prime examples where partnerships and open, cooperative discussions between community members and the police can help resolve or improve conditions contributing to the problem.  The focus of community-oriented policing is not simply on response, but on preventing crime and resolving community problems. This philosophy rests on the belief that the police and the community must work together as partners to solve the contemporary challenges faced in today's society.

 An officer unlocking a door for an NIH employee
 Effective community policing has a positive impact on reducing crime, helping to reduce fear of crime and enhancing the quality of life within the NIH community. It accomplishes these things by combining the efforts and resources of the police, community governance, and community members. It involves all elements of the community in the search for solutions to these problems and is founded on close, mutually beneficial ties between police and community members.