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Public Safety

Special Events Security Planning & Operations


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

Event Security

The Department of Public Safety will review requests for security and assign police officers and non-sworn event staff as it deems necessary to the event. Departments, staff, and student organizations requiring special event security arrangements must submit a request at least two weeks in advance of the event.

Event Parking

Contact Parking & Traffic Services at 202-885-3111 or to inquire about event parking on campus.

Request a Special Event Security Assessment

E-mail two weeks prior to the event to request an assessment.