University Police Department to move over the summer

The umbrella office that houses the University Police Department will begin to move its headquarters to the Academic Center this summer.

University spokeswoman Michelle Sherrard said all departments under the Division of Safety and Security Program, including the Environmental Health and Safety Department and the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, will shift their headquarters to the Academic Center after the spring semester.

Police dispatchers will be the first to move to the new location this summer, Sherrard said, but the University has not yet determined a timeline for the rest of the relocations.

The University announced in February that UPD’s headquarters would be moving to the Academic Center after GW received a $5 million donation to turn its current base – the Woodhull House – into a D.C. history museum.

The first floor of the Academic Center, where Division of Information Technology staffers currently work, will be renovated to accommodate officers who work on patrol, as well as administrative staff.

“We are still finalizing the specifics of the new office space for IT employees who will be relocated, as well as a timeline for these transitions,” Sherrard said.

Details regarding the relocation of IT employees and the relative timeline for these transitions are still being finalized.

The Woodhull House will be renamed in honor of Albert H. Small, who donated the funds and his personal collection of artifacts for the museum. It is estimated to be completed by 2015.

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