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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

To obtain further information, plea​se contact:

Building 31, Room B3B17
31 Center Drive MSC 2012
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2012
Phone: 301-496-2387
Non-Emergency Calls 311 or 301-496-5685
Fax: 301-402-0394


Criminal Investigations

Outdoor crime scene officer taking a phot and police cart arriving 2.JPGThe Criminal Investigations Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Police (DP) is staffed with one (1) Lieutenant, one (1) Sergeant, four (4) Investigators and one (1) Evidence Technician.  The Investigators are responsible for conducting criminal and other special investigations as assigned.


The mission of the Criminal Investigations Section is to conduct investigations into criminal activities that occur on the NIH campus and the NIH section at Ft. Detrick.  Investigators follow-up leads and tips, and conduct interviews and interrogations.  The Criminal Investigations Section follows-up on cases that cannot be resolved by the preliminary investigation. 
The investigators conduct extensive criminal investigations leading to prosecutions of serious criminal offenses.  The investigators prepare and submit timely, accurate, and concise reports.  P1010007.JPGThe members of the Criminal Investigations Section respond to crime scenes and ensure that items of an evidentiary nature are properly protected, collected and processed.  The investigators prepare the criminal cases and present them to the U.S. Attorney for the prosecution of the case in court.  Investigators work closely with other Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Other assignments include that of dignitary protection and assisting other members in the Division of Police with their preliminary investigations. For further information on the
Investigations Unit, contact Lieutenant Craig Rowland at 301-496-2387.