UAB Police holds promotion ceremony

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by Erica Wright

rep police promotion ceremony 1 550pxNew Deputy Chief Amy Schreiner (center) with Chief Daryl Green, Ph.D. (right) and Deputy Chief Zandral Washington (left) at the promotion ceremony.The UAB Police and Public Safety Department held its first promotional ceremony on Jan. 3, 2024, recognizing officers and employees who have moved up the ranks for their dedication and committed service to the UAB Community.

Ten officers were recognized for their promotions to the ranks of corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and deputy chief of police during the ceremony.

“As dedicated professionals, these officers have worked extremely hard for their promotion and one of the most rewarding aspects of my job is having the authority to do so,” said Chief of Police and Associate Vice President for Public Safety Daryl Green, Ph.D. “I would like to thank them for their high level of work ethic, selflessness and honorable service to our campus and healthcare systems.”

Among those promoted include Amy C. Schreiner, who will take the reins as deputy chief of police.

“I am very excited to take on this new role as deputy chief,” said Schreiner. “I am looking forward to gaining new experience and new knowledge as well as taking what I have already learned and applying it to this position. I want to be successful in this role and continue to do my part in commitment to serving the UAB community.”

Schreiner began her law enforcement career with the Auburn University Police Department in 2001. When the City of Auburn and Auburn University Police Departments merged in 2004, she continued her work there until 2010 when she joined the UAB Police and Public Safety Department.

Schreiner started as an officer in the Patrol division before being promoted to corporal in the training unit in 2011. From there, she was promoted to sergeant in compliance and lieutenant in that same role before being promoted to captain in the Office of Professional Standards division in 2017. She stayed there as captain for two years before moving to the Criminal Investigation division in 2019 where she stayed until being promoted to deputy chief of police.

“We are excited to have Deputy Chief Schreiner in this new role. She is a highly trained and decorated officer and I have no doubt that she will do well in this new position,” said Chief Green. “She has a well-respected career as a law enforcement officer, and I look forward to her success as our deputy chief.”

Schreiner is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 268, and a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) Session 88. She is an FBI certified Cyber Crimes Investigator and Firearms Instructor in addition to holding numerous other certifications and training.

She has been an assessor for The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) since 2016 and is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals.

In her new role, Schreiner is responsible for the supervision and daily operations of the Patrol, Office of Professional Standards and Housing and Special Operations divisions. She also oversees the function of the Accreditation, Communication, Compliance, Crime Prevention and Training Units.

As deputy chief, Schreiner hopes to continue to be innovative and find new ways to advance the mission of the Police and Public Safety Department.

“If I can make a positive difference in the lives of the officers and the community, I have done my job,” she said. “I am always looking for ways to innovate and make things more efficient and, in every role, I have had, I have done that.”

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In addition to Schreiner, other promotions include:

  • Steven R. Gladden - Lieutenant, Housing & Special Operations
  • Eric S. White - Lieutenant, Medical Center Division
  • Jon Ballard - Sergeant, Training Division
  • Michelle Cowan - Sergeant, Medical Center Division
  • Johnny L. Marks - Sergeant, Criminal Investigations Division
  • Kevin B. Robinson - Sergeant, Patrol Division
  • Marteyia D. Brooks - Corporal, Patrol Division
  • Peter J. Craner - Corporal, Patrol Division
  • Zaid Edmonds - Dective/Corporal, Criminal Investigations Division
  • Erica A. Jackson - Corporal, Medical Center Division
  • Daniel Morales - Corporal, Patrol Division
  • Kwasi L. Sublett - Corporal, Medical Center Division
  • Anthony Q. Young - Corporal, Patrol Division
  • Nicholas Cruz - Armed Security Officer
  • Robert Welch - Radio Paging Manager

The UAB Police & Public Safety Department is truly committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff, patients, visitors, and guests.

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