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Safety and Security FAQs

Am I required to use my badge when I exit campus? Who do I contact if I lost an item on campus? Get answers to these and other frequently asked questions about campus safety and security at the NIH.

Pre-Cleared Visitor Program (PCVP) 

The Advanced Accompanied Visitor Pass system (AAVP) has become part of the new Pre-Cleared Visitor Program (PCVP). This program is designed to help employees facilitate easier campus access for their guests. Two or more business days before the guest's arrival, a sponsor can fill out the appropriate request with the guest's information. The information is then forwarded to the NIH Police, who will review the request and provide the appropriate pass if everything is in order. For the AAVP, the NIH requires the employee requesting the pass to accompany the guest at the point of entry.

Accompanied Child Visitor Pass (ACVP)

All children under the age of 16 accompanied by an NIH employee or contractor holding a valid NIH ID are allowed to enter the main campus through any employee or visitor entrance where a guard is present. Download Accompanied Child Visitor FormPDF Document

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