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Emergency Numbers

  • On Campus: 911
  • Off Campus: 9-911
  • Ft. Detrick: 9-911
  • RML: 0
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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​
Email: policechief@nih.gov

Major Pamela Datcher
Police Operations Branch
301-496-2387

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NIH Police Jurisdiction

The Division of Police (DP) has been granted jurisdictional ability only within the NIH BethesdaNIH Map Campus and at Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML) in Montana. Other NIH facilities, such as the North Carolina facility, Executive Boulevard, and other “off-campus “ facilities are not under the jurisdiction of the NIH Division of Police. This means that all emergency or activities occurring on the Bethesda or RML sites requiring police intervention will receive response from Division of Police staff and specialists. All other NIH facilities need to contact or deal directly with local authorities. 

Any questions regarding jurisdiction should be directed to the Division of Police at 301-496-2387.