Welcome to the Internet home of the Office of Protection Services (OPS). We are the largest unit at the Smithsonian with over 850 employees. Our staff is dedicated to the mission of ensuring that visitors, staff and collections are safe and secure and our goal is to provide the appropriate security posture that will ensure that the Smithsonian collections are protected for future generations to enjoy. OPS Law Enforcement and Security Personnel work carefully on a daily basis to balance the safety and security of our visitors and employees with ease of access to the Smithsonian.
Whether it’s asking a question, reporting a crime, or seeking information on a lost and found item this Web site will assist you. We also encourage you to visit our Smithsonian Alerts page where you can get up-to-date information on the latest issues that are important to your safety. Thank you for your interest in OPS and the safety and security of the SI and we welcome your thoughts and ideas on how to better serve you..
Director, Office of Protection Services
The Office of Protection Services (OPS)
The Office of Protection Services (OPS) ensures the safety and security of the staff, visitors, and National Collections of the Smithsonian Institution, while permitting an appropriate level of public access to collections and properties.
VISIT THE SMITHSONIAN
More information here: http://www.si.edu/visit/security
QUESTIONS? FEEDBACK? COMMENTS? IDEAS?
CONTACT OPS AT:
Tel. (202) 633-5650
Personnel Security and ID Office (PSIO) Questions
Tel. (202) 633-1598
FOR EMERGENCIES CALL:
24 Hour Tel. (202) 633-3988
Daytime Tel. (202) 633-3988
Evening & Night Watch Commanders