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Like any other community of 40,000 people, UAB experiences accidents, injuries, crimes, and other emergencies. To report voluntary incidents, potential criminal actions, or suspicious incidents, UAB faculty, medical personnel, staff, students, and visitors should notify the UAB Police & Public Safety Department at (205) 934-3535. The University has emergency two-way (blue light phones) throughout campus for use during emergencies. By pressing the red button on the stations, users can communicate directly with the UAB Police Communication Center.

Call (205) 934-3535 to Report a Crime

  • Reporting Crimes Confidentially

    Policy and Procedures allowing victims or witnesses to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of criminal statistics:

    The UAB Police & Public Safety Department, in serving the best interests of the entire UAB community requests that all crimes be reported by victims and witnesses with full regard to protecting the personal right to confidentiality of the victim or the witness. Though, in interests of the community, who could be further affected by the crime, or the report of the crime, the media, whose assistance in communicating the crime to other community members, would have access to the report, the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the victim and witnesses would be kept confidential to protect the best interests of the victim or the witness when the report was utilized for public information and statistical reporting.

    To report an incident of a confidential nature, an individual should contact a Campus Security Authority.

  • Reporting Crimes and Sexual Assaults

    All cases of assault, battery, rape (all categories including forcible, non-forcible, date and acquaintance), harassment, or hate crimes of any nature, actual or suspected, should be reported to the UAB Police & Public Safety Department either by phone or in person at the Police Headquarters as quickly as possible after the incident has occurred or is subject to occur.

    As a victim, care should be taken to preserve any evidence that may be necessary to prove an assault or battery, rape (all categories including forcible, non-forcible, date and acquaintance), harassment, or hate crimes of any nature has occurred.

    The victim should call for an immediate police response before showering, bathing, or laundering, or moving any property or clothing that was worn at the time of the incident. Normally, officers assigned will be the same gender as the victim, a victim witness officer will be present to assure any needs of the victim are met. A reporting officer, assigned criminal investigator, and victim witness officer will usually respond to the victim. All Department resources, as well as outside agency assistance, will be utilized in the investigation of the incident and care of the victim.

    Students may wish to report an assault or sex offense, hate crime, or any form of harassment to the following offices at UAB:

    Student Resident Attendant: (205) 934-4897 or (205) 934-2092
    Resident Life Coordinator: (205) 975-3797 or (205) 934-4760
    Director of Student Housing and Residential Life: (205) 934-2420
    Asst. Vice President for Student Life and Non-Academic Judicial Affairs: (205) 934-4175
    Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success: (205) 934-6290
    Office of the Dean of any academic study

    Students, faculty, and staff may also seek assistance from additional agencies, such as:

    UAB Women's Center (counseling services): (205) 934-6946
    UAB Counseling & Wellness Center (counseling services): (205) 934-5816
    YWCA Court Advocates (domestic violence): (205) 322-9922 (Service includes assistance in completing police reports/warrants, provide legal referrals, and information on safe housing and support groups).
    Family Violence Center-24 hour Crisis Line: (205) 322-4878 (Service available for victims of domestic violence)
    Project Safe: (205)714-8690 (Includes programs for anger management/conflict resolutions, victim counseling and community outreach).
    Rape Response (available 24 hours): (205) 323-7273
    Crisis Center: (205) 323-7777
    Child Protective Services: (205) 423-4850
    Alabama's Crime Victim Compensation Commission: (334) 290-4420
    Birmingham City Magistrate: 425 6th Avenue South: (205) 254-6512
    Jefferson County Family Court: 120 2nd Court North: (205) 325-5480
    Jefferson County District Attorney's Office (Victim Witness Questions): (205) 325-5252
    The UAB Resources Center (Employee Assistance): (205) 934-2281
    UAB Hospital Pastoral Care: (205) 934-4286

    In exigent cases, in order to accommodate the victim, the University may provide for certain changes in the academic and residential living conditions. With respect to the academic schedule, a victim may be permitted to withdraw from courses, or be granted an incomplete in a course with arrangements to complete the required work at a later time with the consent of a Professor or Instructor or rearrange deadlines and exam dates.

    Again in exigent cases, with respect to the victim's residence on campus, it may be possible for the student to break a contract with UAB, arrange for alternate housing, require an alleged assailant to move to an alternate location until the case is resolved, or bar an alleged assailant from entering a residential hall. The university may also arrange for special escorts, a temporary cellular phone, or an emergency notification panic button in the victim's residence on campus.

    If the crime is initially reported by the victim to pastoral counselors or professional counselors, or members of the above listed academic and non-academic staff (Campus Security Authority), these personnel, when they deem appropriate, but as quickly as possible, are advised, for the best interests of the victim and their families, to report the crime to the Police Department on a voluntary and confidential basis, for the crime's or incident's inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.

    Though all reported cases of assault, battery, rape (all categories including forcible, non-forcible, date and acquaintance), harassment, or hate crimes of any nature, actual or suspected, occurring on UAB properties should be reported to the UAB Police & Public Safety Department, for which the responsibility and authority for the investigation of such cases lies, but the victim prefers the investigative report and other investigative resources of the Birmingham Police Department or another law enforcement agency, the initial contacted academic or non-academic person, or pastoral or professional counselor, after advising the UAB Police & Public Safety Department of such preferences, will assist the student in notifying these authorities.


The UAB Police & Public Safety Department will expeditiously pursue the investigation until
the alleged assailant or suspect is prosecuted.

This information is provided in accordance with the provisions of the
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.




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