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

How do I...?

·Register my bicycle with Public Safety
·Request temporary access to a building
·Request an AU key
·Request a camera, electronic lock, or security survey
·Request a hospital transport
·Request a cab voucher to the hospital
·Request a copy of a police report
·File a police report
·Request security for a special event
·Request special patrols for a building or space
·Sign up for a RAD class
·Request an interview with an officer for class
·File a complaint about a Public Safety employee
·Send a compliment about a Public Safety employee
·Get a new AU ID card
·Request a personal security presentation
·Receive AU emergency text alerts
·Report a crime anonymously

Register my bicycle with Public Safety

Students, faculty and staff: fill out this online form, then visit the Public Safety building to pick up your registration sticker. Please remember to bring your AU ID with you when you pick up your registration.

For additional questions call 202.885.2527 or stop by the Public Safety building between the hours of 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Request access to a building

Students
In order to grant students temporary access to a building, an email from a professor or written confirmation of a room request is required. For semester access, please have your professor e-mail us, and access will be provided on the student's ID card.

Faculty or Staff Members
An email from a department supervisor or director detailing permission is required to grant access.

Please send all requests to access@american.edu.

Request an AU key

Only department authorized key requestors may submit a key request. When submitting a request, please be sure to include a GL code for billing charges, as well as the name and AUID number of the individual who requires the new key.
Send all key requests to access@american.edu.

Request a camera, electronic lock, or security survey

Requests for a security survey or any security-related devices, including cameras and electronic locks, should be sent to access@american.edu

Request a hospital transport

Call Public Safety's emergency line at 202.885.3636. Public Safety officers will respond and evaluate your condition. If they determine your condition is a medical emergency, DCFD will be contacted to assess you and determine whether a hospital transport is necessary. If this is this case, you will be transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Request a cab voucher to the hospital

Call 202-885-2527 to speak with a Communications Specialist who will assist you with getting a cab voucher.

Request a copy of a police report

Send an e-mail with your name and case information to dps@american.edu.

File a police report

Visit the Public Safety office (across from the South side shuttle stop) or call our dispatch office at 202.885.2527 and an officer will be sent to you to take a report.

Request security for a special event

Send an e-mail with all the specifics of the event to dps@american.edu. Please try to provide at least a few days advance notice of special event security requests.

Request special patrols for a building or space

Special patrols through a specific building or space will be deployed automatically in the event of a spike in crimes occurring in that area. To request specific patrols for a special event, send an e-mail to dps@american.edu.

Sign up for a RAD class

View our complete RAD schedule at our Crime Prevention page. To sign up for a class, or to request more information, e-mail us at rad@american.edu.

Request an interview with an officer

Send an e-mail to dps@american.edu with your full name, organization, or class and what questions you would like to ask.

File a complaint about a Public Safety employee

Send an email to dps@american.edu with your full name, include the actions of the employee and their name.

Send a compliment about a Public Safety employee

Send an email to dps@american.edu with your full name, include the actions of the employee and their name.

Get a new AU ID card

Contact Housing and Dining at 202.885.3370 or idcards@american.edu.

Request a personal security presentation

Contact Lt. Rima Sifri at 202.885.2563 or dps@american.edu. Please provide your name and organization as well as what specific topics you would like to cover.

Receive AU emergency text alerts

Visit the AU Campus Connect page.

Report a crime anonymously

Visit our Anonymous Tips page.