Public Safety

Questions?

  • Public Safety
    202.885.2527
    Fax: 202.885.1867
    dps@american.edu
    Public Safety Building, Room

    This email address is answered Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM. If you need a quick response out side of these hours please call the phone number.

Mailing Address

Special Events Unit

Election Night 2008. Coverage watching event in MGC Tavern.

Photo credit: Jeff Watts.

Overview

The Department of Public Safety provides parking and security services for special events on American University property.

Event Security

The Department of Public Safety will review requests for security and assign officers and non-sworn event staff as it deems necessary to the event. Departments, staff, and student organizations requiring special event security arrangements are encouraged to use the Special Events web form in the Quick Links section in the lower left side of the screen to request event security.

Event Parking

The university has limited parking space for Special Events, allocated on the basis of availability at the time at which the request is made. No parking spaces are exclusively designated for the purpose of Special Events.

Note: an AU login is required to access the form, if you are not a member of the campus community, please work with the on campus event sponsor to complete the request

Contact the Special Events Team

If you have any questions about Special Events, please find our contact information below:

Event Security:
Rima Sifri
Coordinator of Special Events and Crime Prevention
sifri@american.edu
202-885-2563