Public Safety

Emergency Contacts


On behalf of the men and women of the Auburn University at Montgomery Office of Public Safety / AUM Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our home page. Throughout these pages, you will find very useful information concerning personal safety, crime prevention tips, crime awareness education, safety services, emergency preparedness, risk management, and parking services. It is our sincere hope that this information will be of benefit to you and assist you with having the best experience possible with the University as a student, faculty member, staff member or visitor. It is our mission to assist all members of the campus community in the safe and secure pursuit of education by providing an environment that promotes individual responsibility and protects human rights.

Brenda M. Mitchell
Director of Police Operations


Welcome to the Auburn Montgomery Public Safety website. Here you will find resources, guidelines and tips for preventing and handling emergency situations. Although public safety is our job, it is the responsibility of everyone at the University. Through programs of education, information, and active police and security presence we endeavor to ensure students, faculty, and staff are free from safety distractions while they learn, teach, and conduct research. 

Creative and informative crime prevention, fire prevention, and safety programs represent our efforts to provide a customer service meeting the safety needs of our campus. We welcome your feed back and look forward to serving you and the campus community. Auburn Montgomery currently offers the following:

  • A university police department located in the Taylor Center who is dedicated to our student, staff, and faculty
  • Multiple emergency communication methods, including AUM Alert which provides text, email, and voice emergency notifications.
  • Fire suppression systems in campus housing, and emergency alarm and monitoring in all campus buildings.
  • Safety awareness seminars, training programs, and exercises to create a more prepared campus.
  • Outdoor warning sirens and emergency phones positioned throughout campus.
  • Monitoring of vehicles on campus with regular patrols of the parking lots, and a parking tag program for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to read the Auburn Montgomery Critical Operations Manual. This publication is designed to provide an overview of Auburn Montgomery’s plan of response to common emergency situations.