University Police and Public Safety

The University Police and Public Safety Department at UNC Asheville is a full-service law enforcement agency whose primary responsibility is the protection of life and property on the University campus. The University Police Department is the primary emergency first responder for crime, suspicious circumstances, medical emergencies, fire alarms, and other critical incident situations on campus. In an emergency, call 6710 from a university VOIP extension or 828.251.6710. The department’s police officers are professionally trained to meet standards set forth by the Criminal Justice and Standards Division of the State of North Carolina. UNC Asheville Police Officers have full police authority to investigate, apprehend and arrest under General Statute § 116-40. Our police jurisdiction includes all UNC Asheville owned or leased property, that portion of any public road passing through the campus, and that portion of any public road immediately adjoining the campus. The Department provides the campus with police protection twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. The Department offers a wide range of crime prevention and awareness programs that are designed to ensure a continued safe and secure learning environment.

The University Police and Public Safety Department offers services in the following areas:

  • Bicycle Registration
  • Non-Emergency Medical Escorts
  • Campus Public Safety Alerts
  • Parking/Traffic Control
  • Community Policing/Liaison Officers
  • Personal Safety
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Property Registration and Engraving
  • Emergency Communications Center
  • Routine and Directed Patrols
  • Emergency First Response
  • Safety Escorts
  • Emergency Phones
  • Threat Assessment
  • Incident Reports
  • Traffic Control and Accidents
  • Motorist Assistance Program
  • Unlock Services

As required by the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Safety Act of 1990, the University Police and Public Safety Department produces an Annual Report that contains statistics about campus crime and a link to the North Carolina Sexual Offender Registry which provides information on home addresses of registered sex offenders and their employment or enrollment at a university or other institution of higher learning.  Crime statistics and policies related to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act are available at the Pulic Safety website.

If a student has information about a potentially threatening behavior or situation that causes them concern about possible violence:

You can contact the UNC Asheville University Police Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with information about the potential threat.  The University Police Department also has anonymous reporting on the UNC Asheville University Police website that can be used to leave information if the person does not want to be identified.  Any information about a potential threat to an individual, group, or the community at large should be reported immediately.

  • Police Emergency On Campus: 828.251.6710
  • Police Emergency Off Campus: 911