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

Escorts are routed on foot or in a University Police Golf Cart. A person requesting an escort may contact SNAP via telephone at 256-765-4357 (HELP). The requester provides their first name, location of pick-up and destination to the dispatcher who determines the best method of meeting the requester's need. An escort is dispatched, to their location.


The Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) was implemented to provide safe, nighttime transportation on the University of North Alabama campus. The "buddy system" has long been recognized as a means of enhancing personal safety and security. SNAP provides an on-call "buddy" ready to escort university students, staff, faculty and visitors.

How to Use SNAP

An escort may be requested by calling 256-765-4357 (HELP) Extension #5 . Your call will be received by a police dispatcher who will ask for your first name, location and destination. The dispatcher will route the nearest escort to you.

Hours of Operation:

Fall and Spring Semesters
7:30 PM to 1:30 AM

Apply for a Job with SNAP:

The UNA Police recruits SNAP workers from the students on campus. To be hired as a SNAP worker, apply on line at and clicking on Lion Jobs.

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