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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

Hamilton, MT- Rocky Mountain Laboratories Campus

On Campus: Dial "0"
Campus phone: (406) 363-9400

On Campus:  Dial "0"
Campus phone: (406) 363-9400

NIH RML Police Office
903 South 4th Street
Hamilton, Montana 59840
Phone: 406-363-9400

NIH Police Leadership

NIH Police ChiefNIH Police Chief
Cleveland Spruill Sr.

NIH Deputy ChiefNIH Deputy Chief  Leslie Campbell


Protecting and Serving the Research Community Since 1953
Our Mission

It is the mission of the NIH Division of Police to protect our country's national treasure: Scientific Research and the NIH research community, and further to ensure that the mission of NIH is not impeded by personal attacks, loss of assets, criminal activity, or acts of terrorism. 

What we Do:
Office of the Chief

  • Responsible for the overall management of NIH Police Branches and operations
  • Administer police directives, policies, and procedures to meet applicable laws and regulations
  • Validates that organizational objectives and standards are met 
  • Govern memorandums, contracts, and agreements
  • Oversees budget and procurement

Police Operations Branch

Partol Operations Branch

  • Campus patrol & emergency responders
  • State & federal law enforcement
  • Traffic and parking enforcement & controls
  • K-9 Unit & Special Response Team (SRT)
  • Special events security and screening
  • Provides NIH coverage for:
    • Bethesda Main/Satellites Campus in MD
    • Rocky Mountain Laboratories in MT
    • Fort Detrick Laboratories in MD
Support Services Branch

Support Service Branch

  • Criminal Investigation Section 
  • Police Training Section
  • Community Policing and Outreach 
  • Tactical Medical Services  
  • Security escorts and standby
  • Provide lockouts services
  • Oversee access controls to critical offices & laboratories (Red Seal Door)
Guard Force Operations Branch 

Guard Force Operations Branch

  • Conducts pre-security screening
  • Provides visitor passes
  • Manage security screening facilities
  • Manages contract security working at the entry points & offsite locations
  • Security screening for prohibited items and unauthorized persons
  • Coordinate and plan visits of VIPs