Public Safety Homepage


  • 600 University Blvd East
  • Box 870183
  • 205-348-4949

Contact Information

Ralph Clayton,  AssociateVice President
John Hooks,   Chief of Police
Donald Keith,  Director of Emergency Management
Alton Story,  Director of Threat Assessment
Michael Kelley,   Director of Access Control/Security
Chris D’Esposito,   Director of Transportation Services
Chad Clark, Public Safety Compliance

Our Mission:

The University of Alabama’s (UA) Department of Public Safety is comprised of the University Police Department and the Offices of Security Resources, Access Control, Crimson Ride, Parking Services, Fleet Services, Event Management, Threat Assessment, and Emergency Management.  The mission of these entities is to work in partnership to constantly improve the quality of the UA environment by enhancing safety, personal security, campus transportation, and campus access services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.