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UNC Police

UNC Police has one primary concern: to protect and serve all who come to campus. The services provided by UNC Police center on enhanced customer service, reduction of crime and 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 achieve 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 highlights some of UNC Police’s programs offered in order to educate the Carolina community reguarding awareness and prevention and are available upon request:

This program is intended to open the lines of communication between the University community and UNC Police. This is a program offered multiple times a year and is designed to familiarize citizens with the “how/what/why” of police procedures and provide an opportunity to interact with officers. The goal is to produce informed citizens who can take the information they have learned back into their respective areas, share the information with friends and colleagues and develop a greater understanding of police operations.
In partnership with the Dean of Students Office and Emergency Management, this presentation is provided to all incoming students and their parents in order to provide a basic understanding of safety at the University.
An enhanced safety presentation that provides an opportunity for officers and other administrators to talk about the role of graduate students and teaching assistants in emergency response and classroom safety protocols.
This basic campus safety presentation provides information to a relatively younger community of campus partners who may not be familiar with the environment and various safety measures available in the Carolina community.
This internationally recognized program allows officers and community members to interact with one another in a relaxed, no pressure environment. Community members are encouraged to talk to officers about anything and everything on their mind, regardless if it has any direct connection to law enforcement.
In partnership with Carolina Housing, this program brings information to students regarding the environment of alcohol consumption on a college campus. This program provides information on understanding the physiological effects of over-consumption and impaired driving, and also provides students with the opportunity to explore social norms driving alcohol consumption in a college environment.
UNC Police works closely with Environment, Health and Safety to promote fire safety strategies on campus, with particular attention to fire safety in the residence halls, including microwave and stove-top cooking safety demonstrations.
The Tar Heel Tracker program is utilized at all home Carolina football games. Parents are offered a wristband with their child’s seating information, so officers may assist them with reunification should the child become lost.
Officers equipped with engraving tools will speak to students about the importance of larceny reduction strategies while engraving Owner Applied Numbers (OANs) on personal items (computers, phones, tablets, etc.)
Building upon the national Run/Hide/Fight model, this training supports participants’ ability to observe the importance of “active” responses related to an active shooter or other critical incident. Participants can also choose to participate in scenario-based training designed to provide an individual hands-on experience regarding emergency response in a safe and secure training environment.
A combination of a 20-minute video and Q&A presentation developed to provide community members with basic knowledge regarding identification and prevention of violent actions on campus.
A presentation geared toward recognizing Intimate Partner Violence and its subsequent impact on the workplace.
Typically a follow-up to the Active Shooter and Critical Incident Response presentation, this allows department personnel to work with UNC Police Crime Prevention Officers to develop an Emergency Action Plan to be used in the event of a critical incident on campus.
A presentation focusing on the laws and regulations of moped use, an understanding of the traffic laws pertaining to mopeds and general traffic safety tips.
Presented in conjunction with the Chapel Hill Police Department, this program provides the University community with information regarding how to report suspicious conditions in the campus community and around Chapel Hill.
Reportit lets one securely store serial numbers, items descriptions, pictures and scans of receipts so one’s items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss. It maintains a secure, online record of valuable property, accessible from anywhere.

Rape Aggression Defense for students, faculty and staff. Much of the 12-hour program is spent practicing the application of self-defense tactics, including realistic simulation training. Women of average fitness will be able to participate successfully. Participants who complete the course may present their signed manuals at any RAD training facility in the United States or Canada in order to be allowed to practice or participate in refresher training at no charge. The Student Activities Funds Office provides funding for course manuals and participants may keep them after the end of the course. Protective equipment is provided free of charge, including a free mouthpiece. Transgender and non-binary individuals are welcome to choose whichever program best fits their needs.

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.

Resisting Aggression with Defense for students, faculty and staff. Much of the 12-hour program is spent practicing the application of self-defense tactics, including realistic simulation training. This program gives men opportunity to focus on recognition of aggressive behavior, along with the negative repercussions and the role men play in reducing violence and aggression. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice self-defense in a secure training environment. Transgender and non-binary individuals are welcome to choose whichever program best fits their needs.

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.

A short introduction to self-defense education, this presentation provides a basic overview of the full RAD program. More information about RAD classes can be found on the UNC Police website.
Utilizing partnerships with the SBI and Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, this program allows individuals to drop off expired or unnecessary medications for proper disposal on a “no questions asked” basis.
In sponsorship with Safe Kids Orange County, these events allow community members to have a car seat checked and/or properly installed in their motor vehicle at no cost.
A program designed to teach local children and adolescents about bicycle safety, proper wearing of a helmet, care and maintenance of a bicycle and tips for riding around the University campus and the surrounding community.
A presentation focusing on online harassment, UNC Police’s approach to investigating these types of cases and a look at the impact of cyberstalking in the University community, North Carolina laws and ways to protect yourself.
This is a presentation for student conduct and honor court focusing on the UNC Police body-worn camera program’s history and how body-worn camera footage can be utilized to support student conduct cases.

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, location and 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.

Student Wellness

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.

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, providing 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.

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 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, Heel Life 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 focusing 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 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 recognition of the warning signs of potential workplace violence and reporting of suspicious incidents. Individuals may call Employee and Management Relations at 919-843-3444 for additional information.