Security Awareness and Crime Prevention Programs
UNC Police Department
UNC Police services focus on one primary concern: to protect and serve all who come to campus. The services of UNC Police center on enhanced customer service, reduction of crime, and the improvement of the quality of life for students, faculty, staff and visitors at UNC-Chapel Hill. Campus community members are encouraged to call UNC Police if they have a safety concern or note suspicious activity. Information is an important component in the continuing effort to increase campus safety. A well-informed campus can better protect itself. One of UNC Police’s goals is to stop crime before it takes place. To attain this goal, a great deal of attention is given to Community Oriented Policing (COP) and crime prevention programming. COP is a collaborative effort between members of the department and those in the University community to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in the police. The following are some of UNC Police’s programs provided to educate the Carolina community that are available upon request:
RAD training is offered several times a year. Afternoon, evening, or weekend classes may be offered as three four-hour blocks or four three-hour blocks. Maximum class size is 25. For information about class schedules, call the Crime Prevention Office at 919-966-3230. More information on RAD classes can be found on the UNC Police website.
For more information about scheduling a security awareness or crime prevention program or workshop, contact UNC Police’s Crime Prevention Office at 919-966-3230 or complete the program request form on the UNC Police website. A common theme of all awareness and crime prevention programs is to encourage students and employees to be aware of their responsibility for their own security and the security of others. Classes can be tailored to meet individual needs, and new classes are added as the need arises.
Additional information available upon request or on the UNC Police website includes:
- Security Surveys: These surveys assist departments in understanding vulnerable areas in their work environments and in finding possible solutions for correcting these vulnerabilities. To receive a security survey, please contact UNC Police’s Crime Prevention Office at 919-966-3230.
- Daily crime reports: These reports are available through the daily crime log on the UNC Police website. Special bulletins are also sent to areas where crime trends are prevalent.
- Annual reports: These documents provide information on a yearly basis concerning crimes and crime trends for the University campus. This information is available both on the UNC Police website and in booklet form at the UNC Police building.
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Students in this course will be instructed by a three-dimensional educational approach. First, the student will develop skill, including techniques and strategies in physical activities related to self-defense. Second, the student will develop knowledge of skill and strategy; necessary for enhancing personal health, fitness and well-being; and of developmentally appropriate ethical and health patterns related to self-defense. Third, the student will develop through physical activity self-confidence and determination as related to self-defense.
PHYA 228 is open to male and female students. Subject to facility and instructor availability, one section (30 slots in the class) is generally offered during the year, as well as one section during summer school.
Wellness staff present the in-person “Carolina Community” session in collaboration with staff from the Office of Student Conduct, the Office of the Dean of Students, and The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office during New Student Orientation, provides consistent information and resources to the newest undergraduate members of our community.
Student Wellness also co-hosts additional programs supporting wellness and safety such as Cyclicious, where students can learn about bicycle safety, maintenance, registration, theft prevention, helmet fittings, bike routes, and more. Trained health educators on staff can also tailor and facilitate programs on a variety of health, wellness, and safety topics for specific organizations/populations on campus as needed.
Office of Human Resources
The Office of Human Resources offers a workshop on conflict management that focuses on recognizing and addressing various conflict situations. Class descriptions are published in the Office of Human Resources resource guide, and a schedule of upcoming classes is available in the ConnectCarolina training enrollment self-service tool. Campus community members may also call the Training & Talent Development unit for information at 919-962-2550.
The University is also committed to assuring a healthy and safe working environment that is free from threats of workplace violence. The Employee and Management Relations Unit in the Office of Human Resources has in place specific Employee Threat Assessment and Response Team protocols, which are activated in the event of actual or potential workplace violence incidents. Additionally, the Office of Human Resources is available to provide customized information sessions on the Violence in the Workplace policy as needed to campus departments. These sessions address topics including recognizing the warning signs of potential workplace violence and reporting suspicious incidents. Individuals may call Employee and Management Relations at 919-843-3444 for additional information.