Public Safety
Emergency Contacts
Crisis Assessment Team

The AUM Crisis Assessment Team advises and makes recommendations on incidents involving members of the university community that pose a threat to the safety and well-being of themselves or others. This includes individuals exhibiting behavior that is disruptive, threatening, or causing concern. Anyone who becomes aware of such a situation can report the matter to the team.

In the event of a threat, the Crisis Assessment Team will recommend actions to the appropriate chancellor, provost, or vice chancellor(s) in order to protect student(s), employee(s), and the university community. Auburn Montgomery takes any and all threats of violence very seriously, and is committed to seeing a civil or criminal case through to its conclusion. To support the mission of the crisis assessment team, all employees or supervisors MUST echo this point.  

 

 Functions


This Team has been established to:

  • Respond to circumstances of violence, threatening behavior, unwanted pursuit, or harassment;
  • Investigate the situation and recommend appropriate actions including suspension, expulsion, termination of employment, filing of criminal charges, or ongoing monitoring for follow-up and observation of behavior patterns; 
  • Respond quickly to behavior indicating a student, faculty, or staff member poses a risk to self or others;
  • Identify resources for troubled students and personnel and make referrals to appropriate campus and off-campus agencies;
  • Help secure therapeutic actions that are appropriate, such as treatment or counseling;
  • Notify, within FERPA guidelines, parents, guardians and/or next-of-kin;
  • Initiate action to place a student/employee in the custody of a mental health facility capable of supporting specific behaviors;
  • Coordinate and assess information from faculty, administrators, students, and local authorities;
  • Make recommendations to the chancellor, provost and/or the vice chancellor for finance who will sign off on action to be taken;
  • Periodically assess outcomes of actions take;
  • Initiate action to place a student/employee in the custody of a mental health facility capable of supporting specific behaviors;
  • Coordinate and assess information from faculty, administrators, students, and local authorities;
  • Make recommendations for approval by the chancellor, provost and/or the vice chancellor for finance; and
  • Periodically assess outcomes of actions taken. 
  

CRISIS ASSESSMENT TEAM MEMBERS


In case of an emergency, do not contact team members. Please contact Campus Police at 244-3424 or call 911. The authorities will then work with the team. For more information on what to do in an emergency situation, please see the critical operations manual.

To report a non-emergency situation, you can report a concern.

Ricky W. Adams, Senior Director of Public Safety
radams7@aum.edu, 244-3930

Yulanda Tyre, Director, Counseling Center
ytyre@aum.edu, 244-3553

Jeanine Boddie-LaVan, Senior Human Resources Officer
jblavan@aum.edu, 244-3639

Joe King, Provost
jmking@aum.edu, 244-3600

Janice Lyn, Dean of Students
jlyn@aum.edu, 244-3028

Glen Ray, Professor and Department Chair, Psychology
gray@aum.edu, 244-3690