Campus Safety & Security

Safety First

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, 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.

Campus Safety Contacts

Download a color version of this chart as a printable PDF
For Emergencies, Dial 911

Campus Safety Resources
UAB and Community Support Services

Seek an Advocate Seek Medical Assistance Contact Law Enforcement
Student Life

Crisis Center
24-Hour Assistance
205-323-7777 or

Rape Response
24-Hour Assistance
205-323-7273 or

UAB Student Counseling and Advocacy for Women

UAB Student Engagement
Student Health & Wellness

UAB Medical Center
Dial 911

UAB Police

Birmingham Police

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Inquire About UAB Policies or Procedures Find a Ride Speak with Someone Confidentially
Student Engagement

Human Resources

Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Deputy Coordinator

UAB Housing and Residential Life Office
Blazer Express

Late night, call 205-934-8772 to reach Blazer Express Safety Escort on-demand dispatch office (9 p.m.-5:30 a.m. daily)
UAB Counseling Services

Crisis Center
24-Hour Assistance
205-323-7777 or

Campus Clergy or Chaplains

Student Health & Wellness

Safety by the Numbers

Like all postsecondary institutions that receive Title IV funding (in other words, those that participate in federal student aid programs), UAB complies with the federal Clery Act. This means that, if they happen, we give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees. It also means we compile an annual “Crime (Clery) Report and Statistics” document for public review. You always can find our most recent version of this report at the UAB Police Department website.

The 2015 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available online. To access it, you may visit the UAB Police Department website at and click on “2015 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety (Clery) Report,” or go directly to the report at:

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.