Security Awareness and Crime Prevention Programs
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 UNC Police programs that are offered in order to educate the Carolina community regarding awareness and prevention and are available upon request:
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 nonbinary 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. 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 nonbinary individuals are welcome to choose whichever program best fits their needs.
RAD for Men training is hosted by request and level of interest. For information about class schedules, call the Crime Prevention Office at 919-966-3230.
For more information about scheduling a security awareness or crime prevention program or workshop, contact the UNC Police 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 the UNC Police 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 co-hosts programs supporting wellness and safety. 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 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 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.