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Hospital Emergency entrance.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 Kenneth Spencer, 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, Zandral N. Washington.

Captain Spencer
(205) 934-8983

Serving with Captain Spencer are:

Lieutenant Eric S. White, University Hospital
Sergeant Kevin B. Knight, UAB Highlands Hospital and the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital
Sgt. Michelle Cowan, University Hospital 
Corporal John Bryan, Security Operations Center

UAB Police Hospital Precinct Operations

Lt. Eric S. White is the First-Line Supervisor of the UAB Police Hospital Precinct. Lt White maintains the operational readiness of 4 squads of Police Officers assigned to the Hospital Precinct and manages the security operations at the UAB Emergency entrance. He is also responsible for keeping all four squads of Police Officers abreast of all updated policies, standards and procedures as directed by Departmental policy.

UAB Emergency Department

The UAB Emergency Department (UED) is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by the UAB Police & Public Safety Department. The main goal of the police officer is to stand guard against the entry of illegal firearms, ammunition, and dangerous weapons. In doing so, we can provide a safe and secure environment for patients, employees, and visitors.

Lt. White reports to the Hospital Precinct Commander, Captain Kenneth Spencer.

Lieutenant Eric S. White
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(205) 975-8239

UAB Police at UAB Highlands

Sergeant Kevin B. Knight is the Security Manager for UAB Highlands and the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospitals. In this capacity, Sergeant Knight works closely with the UAB Highlands' Safety Committee which reports to UAB Hospital Administration for any and all identified security concerns. Sgt. Knight helps to propose and implement solutions to mitigate risk to patients, employees, visitors, and physicians.

Sergeant Kevin B. Knight
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(205) 314-9140
(205) 930-7170

UAB Police Hospital Security Services

Elizabeth Portis is the First-Line Supervisor for the Hospital Security Services Unit. The Security Services Unit performs patrol duties in the Women and Infants Center and throughout the medical center. 

Elizabeth Portis
(205) 975-1966




(205) 934-4434