Security Awareness and Crime Prevention Programs
UNC Police has 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 the goals of UNC Police 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.
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 visit 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 log: Contains information about crimes reported to UNC Police over the previous 60 days including the nature of the incident, the location, and the disposition.
- 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.
The following are some of UNC Police’s programs provided to educate the Carolina community that are available upon request:
RAD for Women 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.
RAD for Men training is hosted by request and level of interest. Maximum class size is 25. For information about class schedules, call the Crime Prevention Office at 919-966-3230.
This is a presentation for student conduct and honor court focusing on the UNC Police body-worn camera program’s history and how it can be used to help with student conduct cases.
Student Wellness co-hosts 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.
Wellness staff present the “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.
BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) is aimed at students who have had negative experiences or problems related to alcohol and drug use. The small group and one on-one appointments are designed to help students make better alcohol-use decisions and to reduce their risks for alcohol related harm. BASICS provides students with personalized feedback about their alcohol/drug use, challenges their perceptions and raises awareness regarding social norms, and offers opportunities for self-improvement and safer choices in the future. BASICS is assessed and studied for effectiveness through an online behavioral tracker and a post-test six weeks after completing their second session.
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.
An online alcohol education module required for all incoming students prior to arrival on campus that provides an appropriate and accurate understanding of alcohol and its associated risks, including legal, judicial and health impacts.
A workshop designed to educate student organizations on the risks to self, others and community that are associated with alcohol use as well as effective harm-reduction strategies if students choose to use alcohol.
Carolina After Dark (CAD) is a wellness initiative that organizes late-night campus activities and inclusive programming. Carolina After Dark promotes and encourages substance-free events across the Carolina community using a monthly newsletter, heellife and social media.
An educational workshop provided to students as a result of specific sanctions. This workshop explores personal values, implicit bias and models of morality as it relates to decision-making.
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 ConnectCarolina training enrollment self-service tool. Campus community members may also call the Training and 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. Employee and Management Relations 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.