The UAB Hospital Police “Semper Servienties”

The University of Alabama Hospital System and your UAB Police Hospital Precinct are dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for our patients, families, visitors, faculty, and staff within UAB Hospital, UAB Highlands, and The Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital.

The UAB Hospital Police Precinct maintains a community oriented police presence within the UAB Medical Centers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  UAB Police Officers patrol the medical centers with vehicles (marked police units, Human Transporters – Segway) and on foot. The foot patrol is the oldest form of police to public contact. Officers performing foot patrols offer us the ability to make contact with the public and truly exercise the premise of community oriented policing.  Proactive patrolling minimizes the occurrence of crime and unwanted activity in or around the medical center. Some areas require fixed posts where an officer is assigned for extra security purposes and/or public information assistance, such as the University Emergency Department.

The Commander, Captain Valerie Jackson, and assigned sworn officers are led and inspired to maintain that safe and secure environment using the best technology and resources available.  This division reports to the Deputy Chief of Police, Marvin Atmore.

Serving with Captain Jackson are:

Lieutenant Kenneth Spencer, Evening Shift Commander

Sergeant Eric S. White, UAB Hospital Precinct Operations and UAB Emergency Department

Sergeant Kevin B. Knight, The Kirklin Clinic, UAB Highlands and UAB Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital

Corporal Benny P. Washington, Hospital Security Services Unit


Tonisia Giddens is the Administrative Support Specialist for the Hospital Precinct.  Ms. Giddens provides assistance and support to the Hospital Commander and Officers as it pertains to the daily operations of the Unit.

The office of the UAB Police Hospital Precinct is located in the West Pavilion, room P117.

Office phone: (205) 934-8534
Office fax: (205) 975-5547

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.