Annual Security & Fire Safety Reports
"If you see Something, say DO Something!"
Choosing an institution of higher education is a major decision for students and their families. Along with academic, financial, and geographic considerations, the issue of campus safety is a vital concern. There is no higher priority for the University of South Alabama Police Department than the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. Although this has always been true, the University has been focusing even more attention into keeping the campus a safe place to learn, live, work, and play.
As the Chief of Police, my highest priority is the safety of the University of South Alabama. This year, I am again pleased to report that through our cooperative efforts, we have been able to minimize the number of crimes that have occurred on the USA campus.
We want to give credit to the entire University community for taking an active role in campus safety. The "If You See Something, say Do Something" campaign as well as our campus partnerships with the LiveSafe mobile safety app, have been a boon in improving our bystander intervention efforts and the reporting of crime and suspicious behavior in a timely manner.
Additionally, the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistical data for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred at the Main Campus, the USA Health University Hospital (formerly USA Medical Center) and Children's & Women's Hospital, associated medical clinics, the USA Health Strada Patient Care Center, Mitchell Cancer Institute, as well as the Baldwin County Campuses in Fairhope and Gulf Shores. Statistics for reported crimes on public property within or immediately adjacent to the Fairhope and Main campuses is included, along with fire data for all student residential facilities. For definitions regarding these and other crime categories, please check the Clery definitions' section on page 23.
The report also includes information on notifications regarding emergency response and evacuation procedures, a missing student notification policy, and a section on fire safety and fire statistics. Although USA is a safe campus, no campus in America is completely crime-free. We need your help to make sure that you and other members of the campus community remain safe and secure.
You may obtain a printable PDF by clicking on the link below, by calling 251-460-6312, or by stopping by the University Police Department. As per federal requirements, Campus Security and Fire Safety Reports are published on or before the first of October for the preceding calendar year.
Thank you for giving your careful attention to this important information.
The federal Clery Act requires all colleges and universities to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. To view a copy of the University's crime report, please visit:
Note: The 2018 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (ASR) was revised on September 27 of 2019. The revisions were made after a coding issue was discovered while compiling Year 2018 statistics. These revisions only affected the Liquor and Drug Disciplinary Referral categories for Year 2017 and no arrests or criminal charges were involved in the referrals. The revisions included the following:
- Liquor Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action
- On Campus- Changed from 8 to 16 referrals
- On Campus Residential-Changed from 8 to 16 referrals
- Drug Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action
- On Campus-Changed from 57 to 58 referrals
- On Campus Residential-Changed from 56 to 57 referrals