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

Lost and Found

Property turned into Lost and Found is entered into a Public Safety database. If you are missing property, please do one of the following:

1. Complete the online missing property form by clicking on the link below:

Lost Property Form

2. Contact us at 202.885.2527 and give us as accurate a description of the property as possible;

3. Email us at psdispatchers@american.edu and give us as accurate a description of the property as possible. 

Retrieving Lost Property:

If it belongs to you, you may come to our building (located across from the south side shuttle stop) to recover it.

If the property does not belong to you, you then will be asked to fill out a property form (if you are in the building) and that information will then be entered into the computer. If you are calling on the phone, the dispatcher will take the information and enter it in. 

The owners of any recovered property (such as AU IDs) that has an identifying feature (e.g. their name) will receive an e-mail notifying them that we have their property. They will then come in and retrieve their property.