Community members can participate in free self-defense classes in either gender-specific and neutral formats or full and short course options. No past experience is required.
American University Police welcomes feedback about interactions with our staff and the services we provide. We have processes to address compliments, general feedback, and complaints.
RAVE is an app that transforms mobile phones into personal safety devices. The app has variety of features such as a panic button, tip texting, and safety timer.
In an emergency, AU will use its communication tools to communicate to the public in timely a manner using AU Alerts. These messages will provide information on what is happening, what to do, and links for additional information.
University Police provides escorts, whether on foot or vehicle, to any member of the community who feels unsafe. Safety escorts may be arranged by calling 202-885-2527 or using an emergency telephone.
CIT is a program that prepares responders on providing support to people who may be experiencing a crisis. Over 60 percent of the department are crisis intervention certified.
University Police 60+ Sworn Police Officers
Police Technology 600+ Security Cameras
Hours of Operation 24/7 Emergency Dispatch Service