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Emergency Numbers

  • On Campus: 911
  • Off Campus: 9-911
  • Ft. Detrick: 9-911
  • RML: 0

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

 Chief A.D. Hinton                           301-496-1334

 Deputy Chief Leslie Campbell    301-496-1334

 Major Pamela Datcher                   Police Operations Branch                 301-496-2387

 Major P.A. Haynes                          Guard Force Operations Branch        301-496-2387


Executive Staff Bios

News & Announcements

Heroic NIH Police Officer Pulls Driver from Burning Car

Cpl. Kyle McKee was featured in an article in the NIH Record for helping to pull a man from a burning car after witnessing an accident. Follow the link above for details on the story.


The NIH Division of Police (DP) personnel protect and serve the NIH community, but before this service, many DP personnel served their country in the military. Currently, the DP has over 40 military veterans in civilian and police positions.

Police Officer" and “Civilian Employee” of the year named.  Chief Alvin D. Hinton proudly announced Corporal Jose Ayala-Guevara and Mr. David B. Cumber II have been selected as the police officer and civilian employee of the year respectively within the Division of Police.  (Please click on the highlighted names to view their accomplishments)


The National Institutes of Health Police Officers listed below are authorized to wear the above illustrated pin on their class A and B uniforms. This pin is in recognition of the service they performed while deployed to Gulfport, Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina. Thanks again for your service:


Lieutenant Paul Crook

Lieutenant Craig Rowland

Sergeant Herman Clyde Bartz

Sergeant Fredric Boyle

Master Patrol Officer Preston Asbury

Master Patrol Officer James Pineiro

Master Patrol Officer Randall Wallace

Corporal Wallace Carter

Corporal Gary Pickering

Corporal Dexter Moore


Featured Videos

Shots Fired Video

Shots Fired Assembly VideoWMA(17:27)
How to Survive a Workplace Shooting

This video discusses the likelihood of an incident occurring, consequences, and what actions you should take. Close Captioned. Video copyrighted. Authorized for use only within the NIH. If you want to use this video outside of NIH please contact The Center for Personal Protection and Safety  509-468-4128 (

AMTRAK - "Take Flight, Take Cover, Take Action"

IMG Productions teams with Amtrak on new, vital safety campaign. "Take Flight, Take Cover, Take Action." "Take Flight, Take Cover, Take Action" is an instructional safety video with the purpose of informing viewers what to do in the case of an active shooter. The video presents three separate scenarios and educates the viewer on the best way to react in each situation.

National Terrorism Advisory System - Bulletin

Highway Advisory Radio System (HARS)

  • HARS consists of low power AM radio transmitter system that will broadcast traffic related information, parking information, road closures due to construction activity, as well as emergency information.

WARNING: Possession of Marijuana is Prohibited 

Possession of Marijuana is prohibited on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campuses, facilities and its grounds. Persons are not allowed to bring medical marijuana onto the NIH campuses, facilities and grounds, even if they are enrolled in a state-approved medical marijuana program or have a prescription for medical marijuana use.  State laws governing the use of marijuana do not apply at the NIH.    Marijuana is an illegal, Schedule I controlled substance under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801(c)(c)(10).

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