UAH Police


Welcome to the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Police Department website. The UAHPD is a full-service police department providing 24-hour patrol coverage, investigative services, and crime prevention strategies to the university community. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests.

No matter what brings you to our beautiful campus, the UAH Police Department is here to protect and enhance the security and well-being of our community. We encourage each and every one of you to act in partnership with the Police Department to address crime and quality of life issues, as well as increase the public’s understanding of law enforcement.

Please explore our website to learn more about us and the services we provide. On behalf of the men and women of the UAH Police Department, we are very honored to serve you!

Thank you,

Michael R. Snellgrove
Assistant Vice-President for Public Safety & Chief of 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 a unit within the Finance and Administration division. 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.


Event Spotlight

Self Defense Training

UAHPD offers self-defense training! Take a look at the short video to learn about the benefits of knowing basic self-defense. For more information, call UAHPD at (256) 824-6596.


Holmes Avenue "HAWK" Crosswalk & Pedestrian Safety

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

2018-2019 Parking Permits On Sale Now

The 2018-2019 parking permits are available for order online and in person at the Parking Management Office.  

NOTE:  To avoid the long lines in the Parking Management Office, we highly recommend that you purchase your permit on line.

If you have any questions please contact the Parking Management office at or 256.824.6594.

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.