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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 James Granade, 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.

Captain Granade
(205) 934-8983

Serving with Captain Granade are:

Sergeant Eric S. White, University Hospital
Sergeant Kevin B. Knight, UAB Highlands Hospital and the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital
Corporal John Bryan, University Hospital

Evening Shift Commander

Lieutenant Toney Breeding serves as evening Shift Commander and is primarily assigned to the Hospital. He acts as liaison between the UAB Hospital and the Police & Public Safety Department and respond to the needs of Hospital Administration/ Nursing Coordinator on the evening shift. The Lieutenant brings an added depth of experience and leadership to the evening shift and if designated, can act in the role of a Captain.

Lieutenant Toney Breeding
(205) 975-2521

UAB Police Hospital Precinct Operations

Sergeant Eric S. White is the First-Line Supervisor of the UAB Police Hospital Precinct. Sgt 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.

Sgt. White reports to the Hospital Precinct Commander, Captain James Granade.

Sergeant Eric S. White
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(205) 996-7277

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