A Message from the Interim Chancellor, Kevin Guskiewicz
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strives to be the leading global public research university. As part of this mission, we are deeply committed to ensuring that our campus, as well as the surrounding areas, are safe for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Annual Security and Fire Safety report is written to comply with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, and I hope that you will use the information in this report to learn about the many safety and security initiatives available on campus. In being knowledgeable of the programs and services available at Carolina, we can all play a part in achieving a safe, welcoming and inclusive educational environment for our entire Carolina community.
A Message from UNC Police Chief David Perry
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Police Department is fully committed to providing the campus community with a safe environment that will allow the goals of serving as a center for research, scholarship and creativity to thrive. It is important for students to remember that regardless of the low frequency of incidents on campus, there is no community that is immune from crime or criminal activity. Therefore, we share many of the crime and safety issues that exist in any city in the United States. In partnership with the Town of Chapel Hill Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Department, we work collaboratively to prevent crime and solve problems that affect students, faculty, staff and visitors. The safety and security of the University is the combined responsibility of the entire University of North Carolina Chapel Hill community. We remind all of our campus and community partners that if you See Something, Say Something and report the incident to police immediately.
To maintain an effective working relationship with the community and to respond to its needs, the UNC-CH Police Department is organized into four twelve-hour shifts that work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Officers conduct visible patrols, respond to reports of crimes, address problems, and provide information and resources to the community. This information, which includes many practices, procedures, and safety tips for keeping you safe at UNC-CH, are delivered in several ways. It is published here, in the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which appears on the police department website. Information is also discussed in safety talks that are conducted by police officers and police administrators at student and employee orientations, as well as at other training events. Community members interested in arranging a safety talk should contact the department for scheduling. I encourage all students, faculty, staff and visitors to be aware of the safety-related resources offered from the department and innovative equipment being utilized daily. Our officers and staff are committed to initiating and maintaining close ties with the community. Feel free to stop by our headquarters at 285 Manning Drive to ask any questions about security issues that are important to you. Also, by taking the time to familiarize yourself with our resources and by using the information provided on our website, you will be helping us to help you in the pursuit of a safe campus. Feel free to contact me with questions or suggestions.
A Message from the Clery Compliance Coordinator, Jennifer Scott
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Annual Security and Fire Safety report contains detailed information about our campus safety policies and procedures, the many safety-related programs and tools available to our community, and statistics about crime in our area. I hope that you will use the information in this report as you go about your time here and make the most of everything Carolina has to offer. I would also like to thank all of the campus and community partners who work diligently with us throughout the year to compile this report and who strive each day to make Carolina a safe and welcoming place for all.
Policies for Preparing the Annual Security Report
This report is prepared by the UNC Police Department in collaboration with other UNC-Chapel Hill campus partners, including the Office of University Counsel, the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, the Department of Housing and Residential Education as well as others. This report’s crime statistics for property owned or controlled by the institution are gathered from campus security authorities and local police.