Public Safety


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

    9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. For emergencies, please call 202-885-3636.

    Sowers, William Curtis
    Police Captain

Mailing Address

Safety Resources

Communicate, Learn, Prepare, Prevent, Respond: Know about safety and security resources at AU.

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Annual Reports

Annual Security Report

American University is required by federal law to publish an Annual Security Report every October. The most recent Annual Security Report is listed below. All reports are in .PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Instructions for downloading it are included below.

Fire Safety Report

The 2008 Amendments to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) require Title IV Institutions to collect and publish statistics related to fire and/or smoke events as well as fire prevention policies and fire safety equipment as these items pertain to residence halls owned and controlled by the institution.

In accordance with the fire statistics, safety, and prevention requirements of the HEOA, American University's Department of Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety prepares a Fire Safety Report on or before October 1 of each calendar year. A link to the most recent Fire Safety Report can be found below.

Viewing the Reports

To view or print the forms in .PDF format, Adobe Acrobat Reader® must be installed on your computer.

If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat PDF reader:

Contact Information

If you have any questions or would like to request a paper copy of either report, please email or call 202-885-2571