Public Safety

Tobacco- and Smoke-Free AU

Tobacco- and Smoke-Free AU

AU is Proud to be Tobacco- and Smoke-Free

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Laptop Security

PS Absolute LoJack Laptop Recovery

American University is taking a proactive stance against laptop theft on campus.

Protect Your Laptop


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    Fax: 202-885-1867
    Public Safety Bldg, Room

    The Office of the Chief can only respond to your e-mail inquiries between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday - Friday. For emergencies, please call 202.885.3636.

    Sowers, William Curtis
    Police Captain

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    Crime Alerts

    Stay up-to-date on the latest crime information on and around campus.

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    Crime Prevention

    Learn about how RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) and other programs can help you stay safe.

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    Parking and Traffic

    Get information on Parking at American University

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    Police Operations

    Learn more about the officers of Public Safety.

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    Frequently Asked Public Safety Questions


Call our campus emergency line: 202-885-3636

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AU Alerts & Guardian

Learn more about how to get text alerts and to use the Guardian Safety App.

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Army Corps Project

Environmental cleanup at the Glenbrook Road site.

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