UAH Police

We're here on campus to Protect and Serve.

The UAH Police Department is a fully empowered state law enforcement agency dedicated to the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  The department is an operational unit within Facilities and Operations. Each UAH officer, like their state and municipal counterparts, must meet the strict standards established by the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission. (APOSTC)

We are proud to serve the UAH community and are here to protect life and property, prevent and deter crime, provide crime prevention services and programs and facilitate the safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles on the campus.  However, our success also depends on the partnership between the university community and the police.  This partnership is an essential element in making our campus a safe place.

We hope this website will provide you with valuable information about our campus, the police department, and the services we offer.

New Holmes Avenue ‘HAWK’ Crosswalk & Pedestrian Safety

See important safety information on the new HAWK pedestrian crossing on Holmes Avenue:

Important Campus Parking Information for 2014-15

2014 –2015 UAH parking permits will be available for preorder online at starting July 7th, 2014 and will begin shipping July 14th.  Permits will be available for in-person pickup beginning July 14th. They can be purchased online at or at the Parking Management Office, IMF 123,  Monday—Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please remember all students, faculty, and staff that park a vehicle on campus must have a current permit on the vehicle.

Emergency and Non-Emergency Phone Numbers

EMERGENCY: 911 from any phone
EMERGENCY: 6911 from campus phones
EMERGENCY: (256) 824-6911 from any phone

Non-Emergency: (256) 824-6596

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UAHPD Values and Goals

We of the UAH Police Department recognize and value our contributions to the quality of campus life and a safe environment in our community through the provision of professional law enforcement services. We will meet the challenge of providing these services by basing our thoughts and actions on the following shared values:

Service to our Community

We value the opportunity to provide service in a manner that is fair, courteous, responsive and efficient. An attitude of respect for and the protection of, the worth, dignity and rights of all is the foundation of our law enforcement agency.


We value candor, honesty, and ethical behavior in members of our department. We are committed to uphold our positions of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards as set forth in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

Responsibility and Accountability

We value the need for effective use of our resources and to provide a spirit of openness in communication with our community. We will be responsible for our actions, willing to admit our mistakes and ensure that our behavior earns the support and trust of all segments of the public.


We value professionalism and offer a clear sense of commitment, perspective and direction. We seek to foster professionalism by creating an environment that encourages teamwork, innovation, and constant evaluation of ourselves. We are dedicated to quality, timeliness and excellence in our service to the University community.

Pride and Satisfaction in Our Profession

We believe our work to be a source of enjoyment and satisfaction and we are proud of our accomplishments as an integral part of the UAH community. We enjoy serving the law enforcement profession and the university community.


UAH Police Department is hiring Police Officers. APOST certification is not required, but certainly desirable. If you are interested in applying, please follow this link to Human Resources website,

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