Crime Prevention Programs

The University of North Alabama and the University of North Alabama Police Department also offers a variety of crime prevention/education programs to UNA students and employees. These programs include but are not limited to the following: Check back for upcoming class dates!

Various presentations address all issues of personal safety, including alcohol/drug abuse awareness, prevention of sexual assaults and property crimes, travel safety tips, state/local laws, etc.

Crime prevention materials such as the Campus Security Guide are related to personal safety, bicycle safety, residence hall safety, and theft prevention and are available and can be distributed at safety presentations and at various on-campus locations. Downloadable and printable brochures dealing with Alcohol, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, and Sexual Assault can be located on the Mane Safety page at this link:

UNA students will learn more about our policies while engaging in a short video series, text, and quizzes filled with information related to various topics including bystanding intervention, diversity and inclusion, alcohol and other drugs, sexual harassment, and hazing.

The University Police Department participates in the local Crime Stoppers program wherein callers may anonymously give information concerning crimes and receive monetary rewards for their help.

Upon request by University divisions, departments, and organizations, University Police officers attend meetings to provide up-to-date crime prevention information, and to hear the concerns of University community members about crime and safety issues. These officers also offer safety programming to their respective campus communities. Email for more information.

A.L.I.C.E. is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuation. The main objective of the program is to provide students and staff with options to increase their chance of survival during an Active Shooter on Campus emergency. Where the traditional lockdown response is passive in nature (lock doors, turn out lights and wait for help), the A.L.I.C.E. program is considered a more aggressive response. A.L.I.C.E. is a program designed to work together with Lockdown procedures used frequently in our public schools and workplaces as a defensive strategy for an Active Shooter event.

Tragic events in schools and workplaces have dictated the need of enhanced options provided to staff and students to increase their chances of surviving a horrific event. The UNA Police Department in cooperation with the UNA Education Research and Inservice Center is conducting ALICE workshops. The 3 hour A.L.I.C.E. session is designed to give participants insight and response options when encountering an active shooter. This highly effective and "common sense" training has been readily adopted by many educational law enforcement institutions throughout the United States. The training is open to everyone but we are encouraging faculty and staff to take the time to schedule a session.

Hopefully you will never have to use the information you will learn, but if a situation does arise in a classroom or in an office, you will have an idea of what you can do to increase your survivability. A.L.I.C.E. sessions are offered throughout the school year, and to groups and organizations upon request.

SNAP provides nightly escorts anywhere on campus by request. The service is staffed by students equipped and supervised by the University Police Department.