Police Department | AUM

Police Department

267 Taylor Center

The AUM Police Department (AUMPD) is committed to providing our students, staff, faculty, visitors, and guests with prompt, courteous, and professional police services. While we are committed to ensuring your safety, we cannot promise you total isolation from crime. Personal safety and crime prevention efforts are the responsibility of the entire AUM community and it is important that everyone takes responsibility for the safety of their person and property. The key to preventing crime is awareness, which can be best accomplished through education.
The AUMPD is proud to provide the following services:

  • Patrol of campus buildings, resident halls, and parking lots
  • Safety Walks
  • Parking Permits
  • Personal Safety Seminars
  • Emergency Preparedness Seminars
  • Campus Event Security 
  • Building Access 
  • Lost and Found
  • Flat Tire Assistance
  • Dead Battery Assistance  

Learn more about AUMPD's services.

Enforcement Authority

All sworn police officers assigned to the AUM Police Department receive their powers and authority from the Code of Alabama, Title 16, Chapter 22, Sections 1 and 2, which state:
"The president or chief executive officer of any state college or university shall have the authority to appoint or employ one or more suitable persons to act as police officers to keep off intruders and prevent trespass upon and damage to the property of the college or university or of the said university. Such persons shall be charged with all the duties and invested with all the powers of police officers.
Any officer appointed pursuant to the provisions of 16-22-1, is a peace officer whose authority extends to any place in the state; provided that the primary duty of any such police or peace officer shall be the enforcement of the law on property owned or leased by the institution of higher education employing such officers; provided further, that he shall not otherwise act as a peace officer in enforcing the law except:

  1. When in pursuit of any offender or suspected offender who is charged with the commission of a crime while on the premises of said institution; or
  2. To make arrests otherwise lawfully for crimes committed or for which there is probable cause to believe have been committed, within his presence or within the boundaries of said property owned or leased."