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

Blue Light Phones

Emergency Blue Light Phones are available all over campus for students to contact our dispatch center in the event of an emergency. Students will recognize them as the big blue pylons that say “EMERGENCY” on the side. Pressing the EMERGENCY button will activate a voice link with our dispatch center, or students may use the keypad and CALL button to dial any on-campus extension.

Students who accidentally activate the emergency link should remain onsite until a police officer responds to confirm you are not in any danger.