The 2022 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the UAB Police Department website, uab.edu/police, or in a downloadable PDF. For a print copy of the report, call 205-934-4649. The report contains resources, procedures, criminal statistics, a fire safety report and more.

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UAB Safe streamUAB is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for all Blazers. From mobile apps to bus escort services to B-Alerts and more, make sure you’re up to date on all the ways to stay safer on campus.

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UAB Safe streamThe UAB Cares Suicide Prevention Initiative aims to support and assist the entire UAB community — no matter who they are — in finding the help they need and ensuring they know they are important and matter.

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Faculty, staff or students who perceive a threat to the campus community can file an anonymous report with UAB’s Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management team.

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Experts continue to support mask-optional policy as cases in the UAB community remain steady despite Jefferson County’s ORANGE (high community level) CDC classification.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID Data Tracker, Jefferson County is now in the yellow category (medium community level). UAB public health and infectious disease experts continue to support the university’s mask-optional policy in non-clinical buildings due to several factors, including low hospitalization numbers, the UAB community's high vaccination rate compared to the community at large, and the wide availability and effectiveness of COVID vaccines and treatments.

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Surveys show majority feel increasingly safe on campus, and statistics suggest that they’re right.
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Universities nationwide are beginning to move to mask-optional policies as the surge from the omicron variant wanes, and UAB leaders and health experts monitoring COVID cases are expressing optimism while still urging caution. As a result, masks are still required indoors on campus while health and safety protocols — including masking policies — are reviewed for non-clinical facilities.

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Parking micromobility vehicles like scooters and bikes improperly can prevent Blazers from accessing sidewalks, ramps, doorways and more. New informal violation tags from DSS enable Blazers to educate riders on better parking practices.

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Anthony Purcell, associate vice president and chief of UAB Police and Public Safety, has announced he will retire, effective June 1, following a 15-year tenure with the vast safety and security enterprise he helped build.

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UAB’s safety protocols are proving largely effective, and the university plans to continue to require masking indoors until the end of the calendar year while it monitors changes in viral transmission.

 

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Incentive reporting helped UAB get a more accurate view of its vaccinated employees — and students — and the numbers are encouraging.

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Why have we changed our safety strategies in the past year? In one word: data. We didn’t know then what we know now. Here are five things to consider.

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The 2021 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the UAB Police Department website or in a downloadable PDF. For a print copy of the report, call 205-934-4649. The report contains resources, procedures, criminal statistics, a fire safety report and more.

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UAB Safe streamLocated in the UAB Police and Public Safety building parking lot, the zone has video surveillance, a UAB Help Phone and is well lit. The parking spot is designated with a sign and bright green paint on the asphalt.

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UAB Safe streamUAB has its own police department, 490-plus Help Phones and about 3,700 video cameras in buildings and parking decks. But campus' biggest secret weapon? A student's or employee’s intuition and observation. If you notice concerning behavior in a colleague, student or even yourself or are worried about a potential threat to the campus community, file a report with UAB’s Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management team.

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UAB Safe streamBefore you hop on that bike to commute to work or head across campus, make sure you, your bicycle and your knowledge of the road are ready.

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UAB Safe streamBig things come from UAB research — but the best work takes place when researchers work with UAB’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety and adhere to best practices for lab safety.

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UAB Safe streamWorried that expensive piece of tech or favorite jacket might be stolen? Follow these tips to reduce the risk, and alert UAB Police if someone in a public area is behaving suspiciously.

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UAB Safe streamUAB has several resources that, when coupled with personal initiatives, can help keep you safe during bad weather.

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UAB officials expect weekly cases to be higher than the fall semester, but increased safety and testing strategies have been launched to control spread. The UA System will resume COVID-19 reporting Friday afternoon for the first time since in-person classes ended in November.

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UAB Safe streamThe holiday season is called the most wonderful time of the year — but it also can be one of the most dangerous. Learn the best ways to protect yourself, your home and your family from fires during the holidays.

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UAB Safe streamUAB Transportation’s Motorist Assistance Roadside Service program, known as MARS, provides great service to help you resolve for car trouble such as a dead battery, a flat tire, an empty gas tank or locked-in car keys fast and for free when you are on campus.

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UAB Safe streamGoing out alone after dark can be nerve-wracking for some, but it doesn't have to be — especially when UAB has multiple resources to help keep you safe.

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UAB Safe streamHeard it before but still have questions? Refresh your memory or clarify your understanding of the UAB-specific terminologies, methods and strategies working together to keep Blazers safe and UAB open during the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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