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.

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