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Police Department

AUM Police Department

(334) 244-3424
287 Taylor Center
Open 24 hours a day

“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

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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 AUM Police Department is pleased to provide the following services:
  • Patrol of campus buildings, resident halls, and parking lots
  • Safety walks
  • Parking permits
  • Building access
  • Flat tire assistance
  • Dead battery assistance

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:

      • 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 Workplace Violence
      • Emergency Preparedness

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.  

  • 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 AUM Police Department 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 a minimum charge of $25.
  • You may request a specific number of officers needed for your event, but the AUM Police Department 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

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:

  • Bicycles, book bags, backpacks, books, calculators, cameras, portable music players, electronics, jewelry, umbrellas, watches – held for three 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 the 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 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:

  • Jumpstarts and accessing will only be done on AUM grounds.
  • Only the registered owner of a vehicle may request a jumpstart. 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.
  • AUM Police Department 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 AUM Police Department does not provide assistance for unlocking vehicles, but we can contact a locksmith service for you.

Other Information

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 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:

  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.”

Crime Statistics

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.epikaws.epiksolution.org/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.

If you need us, call us.

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.

Parking & Traffic

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. 

Registering Your Vehicle

Registration is required for all faculty/staff and student vehicles. Parking registration opens on August 1 for each academic year.

Safety and Emergency Preparedness Seminars

While AUM remains a safe place, recent events on campuses in our nation remind us of the continued…

Lost & Found, Automobile Assistance & Event Security

These are some of the other services the AUM Police Department delivers.

See Something/Say Something,Enforcement Authority & Crime Statistics

Keeping the AUM community safe and well informed are key goals of the AUM Police Department.

Message from Chief Brenda Mitchell

“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.

Want More Info About AUM?

Location

Taylor Center 101

Address

7400 East Drive Montgomery, AL 36117

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Call Today

334-244-3000

Fax

334-244-3795

E-mail

admissions@aum.edu

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