“I’m a parent and a police officer, so I take my responsibilities here at AUM very seriously. It’s my job to make sure that the AUM Police Department provides the services you so well deserve. But personal safety and crime prevention efforts are the responsibility of the entire AUM community so it is important that everyone takes responsibility for the safety of their person and property. While we cannot promise you total isolation from crime, we work hard to make sure this place is conducive to learning in a safe environment. Our office is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and we are here to serve you.”
–Brenda Mitchell, Director of Police Operations
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.
Our department also offers these services:
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. We especially want students to be mindful of their environment when they are out late studying and moving around campus or throughout our city. Our seminars provide information on general safety, personal safety and self-defense, and helping others who may be in trouble. They include:
For more information about a seminar or to request a seminar for your group, please contact the AUM Police Department at (334) 244-3424
On-Campus Event Security
Many events, both large and small, occur on the AUM campus. Departments on campus coordinate with the AUM Police Department 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.
Lost and Found
AUM Police Department 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 AUM Police Department at any time. The retention period and manner of disposal depends on the item. But most fall into the following categories:
If you have a flat tire or your vehicle battery has died, call the AUM Police Department 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.
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:
The AUM Police Department does not provide assistance for unlocking vehicles, but we can contact a locksmith service for you.
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 states:
“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:
To inform students, staff and faculty members of the policies and procedures for safety and security at AUM, the AUM Police Department publishes annual crime statistics in order to meet requirements outlined in Public Law 101-542, the Jeanne Clery Act. The Clery Report can be found on the website(https://www.aum.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/10.01.2019-Clery-Final.pdf), and copies of previous years reports can be viewed at the campus police office.
AUM Police Department also completes a daily crime and fire logs available upon request at the campus police office. We strive to keep the campus community aware of any criminal activity which may have an impact on personal safety or security. If you wish to obtain a copy of this report, please stop by the AUM Police Department in Taylor Center, Room 267.
See Something, Say Something
Concern or Judicial Complaint Reporting Portal
See Something, Say Something is AUM’s portal for confidential reporting of non-academic violations and judicial violations to the Office of Accountability and Advocacy, and Title IX violations to the Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action. Reports will be reviewed promptly. In some circumstances, a member of the department team may need to follow up with you for additional information. Read More.
Gender Matters & Title IX
We are committed to the safety of all our students and employees. Whether you are a resident or attend only one class, it’s important to know your rights on campus. The information on gender-related matters and Title IX is designed to keep you informed, aware, and prepared to act for yourself or someone else. Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers that may help you get started. Read More.
To maintain a campus that is safe and secure, the AUM Police Department is available 24 hours a day at (334) 244-3424. Our offices are located at 287 Taylor Center. We provide a number of services to the campus community and help sustain a safe environment to live, work and learn.
In the interest of safety, and to accommodate the growing need for parking, AUM has a variety of parking options including parking meters, registered parking, and designated parking for residence halls and members of the Wellness Center.
Registration is required for all faculty/staff and student vehicles. Parking registration opens on August 1 for each academic year.
While AUM remains a safe place, recent events on campuses in our nation remind us of the continued…
These are some of the other services the AUM Police Department delivers.
Keeping the AUM community safe and well informed are key goals of the AUM Police Department.
“I’m a parent and a police officer, so I take my responsibilities here at AUM very seriously. It’s my job to make sure that the AUM Police Department provides the services you so well deserve.
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