Department Services and Information

Department Services and Information

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Safety Walks

Safety escorts are available to members of the campus community 24-hours a day, seven days a week, for onsite locations. You may request a safety escort by calling 334-244-3424 or by stopping by the AUM Police Department service desk and a Police Officer or Security Monitor will provide the service. The AUMPD does not provide escorts to locations off campus, but we can request that the Local Law Enforcement Agency meet you at your destination.

Acquiring a Parking Permit Tag

All cars on campus are required to display the appropriate parking permit. See AUM's Parking Policy for more information.

Traffic Guidelines and Parking Monitoring

The AUM Police Department is empowered to monitor and enforce traffic and parking regulations. Our goal is to provide you with safe and reliable access to campus. We are dedicated to maintaining accessible, attractive, and safe parking facilities.

Our objective is to manage parking resources efficiently, emphasizing customer service, so that students, faculty, staff and visitors are able to park without difficulty and lawfully.

Follow the below traffic guidelines when operating a motor vehicle on AUM property:

  1. Speed for motor vehicles on AUM property ranges from 25 to 10 mph; 25 miles per hour on straight away and 10 mph in parking lots.
  2. No person shall operate a motor vehicle at a greater speed than is reasonable and prudent under existing conditions.
  3. Driving on grass or sidewalks is prohibited at all times.
  4. Exceeding the speed limit or otherwise operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner is grounds for revocation of parking and driving privileges on AUM property.
  5. Motor vehicle accidents which occur on AUM property should be reported to the AUMPD at 334-244-3424. Accident reports are available upon request for insurance purposes for a fee of $5.
  6. Motorcycles and motorbikes, including mopeds, will be operated only on motor vehicle thoroughfares.

Traffic Violations and Penalties

Moving traffic violation or criminal citations are adjudicated through the appropriate municipal, circuit, or district court.

Parking Fines

The fine for parking illegally in reserved parking spaces is listed below.

  • Parking in an Accessible Space: $150
  • Parking Adjacent to a Fire Hydrant: $50
  • Parking in Reserved Space:  $50
  • Double Parking:  $35
  • Parking in Loading Zone:  $50
  • Expired Meter:  $10
  • Parking by Yellow Curb:  $35
  • Improper Parking:  $35
  • Parking in a Driveway:  $35

Pay fines for parking violations in person at the AUMPD Service desk, 24-hours a day.

Safety and Emergency Preparedness Seminars  

While AUM remains a safe place, recent events on campuses in our Nation remind us of the continued need to be aware of our surroundings and how we can protect ourselves. Each seminar will provide information on general safety tips, personal safety strategies, self-defense tips, and what a person should do if they observe someone in trouble.

We especially want students to be mindful of their environment when they are out late studying and moving around campus or throughout our city. We offer these seminars to share tips and remind participants of the resources AUM provides and what each individual can do to enhance safety.

The following Safety Seminars are offered by our AUM Department of Public Safety:

  • Rape Prevention
  • Home/Apartment and Residence Hall Security
  • Crime Prevention for offices, academics areas and libraries
  • Alcohol & Drug Awareness
  • DWI
  • Personal Safety/Self-Defense
  • Prevention of Work Place Violence
  • Emergency Preparedness

For more information about a seminar or to request a seminar for your group, please contact the AUMPD at 334-244-3424

On-Campus Event Security

Many events, both large and small, occur on the AUM campus. Departments on campus coordinate with AUMPD for safety and traffic control during events. Scheduling event security will in no way guarantee space availability or represents approval for the event. All inquiries into space and event approval should be made with the Conference and Campus Services Department. 

The following guidelines are offered when scheduling the AUMPD’s presence at and event.  

  • Submit requests for service no less than two weeks prior to your event date to allow for sufficient planning. If your request is made with less than two weeks notice, there will be no guarantee that an officer(s) will be available for your event. The request form can be picked up from the AUMPD service desk.
  • A minimum charge of four hours per requested officer(s) will be assessed for each event. All events lasting over three hours will be billed for the actual hours worked by the officer(s).
  • A minimum of 24 hours notice is required for cancellation of the request for police services. If you do not cancel within 24 hours before the scheduled time of the event, then your department or group may be billed for minimum charge of $25.
  • You may request a specific number of officers needed for your event, but the AUMPD will be responsible for assessing the proper number of officers needed based on factors such as crowd size, type of event, location, etc.

Lost and Found

AUMPD maintains the official “Lost and Found” for AUM. We make every effort to identify the owner of the property and see that it makes it back to them. You may inquire in person 24 hours a day, or by telephone at 334-244-3424. Anyone claiming property must show Student ID, Driver’s License or Passport. Please turn in lost or found property to the Police Department at any time. The retention period and manner of disposal depends on the item. But most fall into the following categories:

  • Bicycles, book bags, backpacks, books, calculators, cameras, portable music players, electronics, jewelry, umbrellas, watches – held for 3 months, then donated to charity.
  • Check books, payroll checks, charge cards, operator’s licenses, ID cards, license plates, bank cards, etc. – held up to 30 days, then returned to issuing agency or destroyed.
  • Clothing and eyeglasses – held up to 10 days, then donated to charity.
  • Keys and medications – held up to 3 months, then destroyed.

All unclaimed money goes into the AUM Police Department's General Fund.

Automobile Assistance

If you have a flat tire or your vehicle battery has died, call the AUMPD at 334-244-3424 for assistance. Be prepared to answer a few questions such as, where you are calling from, what type of vehicle do you have, and where you would like the officer to meet you to assist you.

Safety begins with your equipment. Some basic precautions and attention to details can help prevent injuries both to yourself and the people around you.

The AUMPD provides limited vehicle assistance as a courtesy service to the campus community based on the terms and conditions listed below for the services listed:

  • Jump-starts and accessing will only be done on AUM grounds.
  •  Only the registered owner of a vehicle may request a jump-start. If the person driving the vehicle is not the owner, it is the driver's responsibility to make contact for verification purposes. Identification is required.
  • If our office does not have the personnel available due to emergencies or other responsibilities, we may offer to call a mobile alternative service for you.
  • AUMPD reserves the right to decline vehicle assistance for any reason.
  • Before services are performed, the registered owner or his/her designee will be required to sign a Release of Liability Waiver.

The AUMPD does not provide assistance for unlocking vehicles, but we can contact a locksmith service for you.