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UAB Police

UAB’s accredited police force of more than 70 sworn officers, including a special Student Housing Police Precinct, patrols our campus 24 hours a day and makes routine sweeps through residence halls and parking areas.

UAB Police also offer various awareness, defense, and safety programs for students.

Contact: 205-934-3535 (emergency), 205-934-4434 (non-emergency)


Blazer Express, UAB's campus bus service, offers free transportation for students, employees, and authorized visitors along six routes - some of which run as late as midnight. Just show your One Card to ride. Late night, on-demand van service is also available daily from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Blazer Express.

Contact: 205-934-8772

Help Phones

More than 450 Help Phones are strategically located around campus, both inside and outside buildings, in parking garages, and along sidewalks. Look for the blue light and the word “HELP.” A press of a button puts you directly in touch with UAB police, who monitor the system 24 hours a day.

Emergency Alerts

For immediate notification of emergencies (severe weather, crime, etc.), all students should sign up with UAB's B-ALERT system, which is used to communicate to the entire campus at the same time. You can choose which method of communication suits you best—voice call, SMS text message, or e-mail—or use any combination of the three.

During such events, uab.edu/emergency is the official source of UAB information from class cancellations to rescheduling of building hours to safety procedures.

Restricted Access

Student residence halls have front desks manned around the clock, and all guests must show a photo ID, sign in, and be escorted by a resident of the building before they can pass the front desk. Other buildings on campus also have carded entry systems, allowing entry only to those with approved access.

Clery Report

The UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. To access it, you can go to the UAB Police Department website and click on “Annual Security and Fire Safety Clery Report,” or go directly to the report.

For a print copy of the report, call (205) 934-4649. The report follows the guidelines mandated by the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and contains the following information: reporting incidents; federal campus sex crimes prevention act; missing person procedures; distribution of timely warnings; emergency preparedness, response and evacuation procedures; criminal statistics; fire safety report, etc.

Clery Incident Report Form