The purpose of this policy is to outline procedures that The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will use to notify campus community members in the event of certain crimes committed on or near the campus. This policy complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Section 668.46(2)(i).

Policy Statement


To help prevent crimes or serious incidents, the UAB Police, in collaboration with other departments on campus, will issue a Campus Safety Alert or Notice in a timely manner to notify the campus community about certain crimes in and around our community that potentially constitute an ongoing or continuing threat. For the purposes of this policy, "timely manner" generally means within 48 hours after an incident has been brought to the attention of a "campus security authority" as defined in the Clery Act.

Members of the community who know of a crime or other serious incident should report that incident as soon as possible to the University Police so the Department can make a determination regarding issuing an alert.

If community members report crimes or serious incidents to other University administrators, those administrators should notify the UAB Police Department. Representatives of this office will promptly notify and collaborate with appropriate university officials to issue a Campus Safety Alert, if one is appropriate.

Upon receiving notice of a crime requiring the issuance of an alert, an administrator within the University Police will consult with the Office of Public Relations and Marketing and other key departments to assist in the dissemination.

Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime or other incident, specifically in those situations that could pose an immediate threat to members of the campus community, a Campus Safety/Crime Alert will be issued.


The Department distributes Campus Safety/Crime Alerts in various ways. Once the University determines that an alert will be issued, the department e-mails the announcement and posts it on its Web site (http://www.uab.edu/police/home). The Department also posts alerts on bulletins boards throughout the affected areas of campus.


The UAB Police Department is responsible for overseeing the implementation of procedures to enforce this policy.