Police & Public Safety
Police & Public Safety
Our mission is to contribute to and promote the greater mission of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts by facilitating a safe, secure and service-oriented environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, stakeholders and general visitors to the UNCSA campus and off-campus facilities.
The UNCSA Police Department must employ the proper balance of education, problem-solving,
service orientation, administrative action, and law enforcement action to achieve
our mission in the proper context of our school culture. It is our job to enhance
the UNCSA student experience; facilitate faculty and staff efforts to provide the
best teaching and performance experiences; and partner with all UNCSA community members
to solve problems, prevent crime, foster personal safety, and protect UNCSA and individual
property. Safety and security are shared responsibilities and it is only through a
mutual partnership and understanding that we can all be successful. To this end, the
department has adopted the values described in the acronym A.R.T.S.: Accountability,
Respect, Truthfulness, and Service.
Police and Public Safety
The UNCSA Police Department employs professionally trained police officers that meet
the standards set forth by the Criminal Justice and Standards Division of the state
of North Carolina under General Statute 17C. These officers have the authority to
enforce federal, state and local laws, as well as the rules and regulations of the
University of North Carolina. Our police jurisdiction includes all UNCSA owned and
leased property, that portion of any public road passing through the campus, and that
portion of any public road immediately adjoining the campus (Cf. General Statue 116-40.5).
Police officers routinely engage in crime prevention, security checks, safety escorts,
and other public safety functions. In the event additional security is needed, UNCSA
Police contract with private security to augment our own officers. When on campus,
private security officers work under the direction of UNCSA police officers.
The UNCSA Police Department operates a communications center (“dispatch”) 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week. Our communications officers are North Carolina state-certified. The Communications Center handles all incoming calls and dispatches police responses to calls for service and emergency situations. Police responses are documented using a Computer Aided Dispatch system.
Traffic & Parking
University of North Carolina School of the Arts police officers are responsible for enforcing all parking and traffic laws in accordance with the authority vested in them by the Board of Trustees under North Carolina General Statues 116.44.4. Their jurisdiction covers all University property including: parking lots, streets, immediately adjoining public streets, and satellite locations. Enforcement is carried out by citing vehicles and drivers, towing vehicles, wheel-locking vehicles and monitoring parking lots.
UNCSA utilizes the all-hazards approach to emergency management. The Emergency Management Coordinator deals with emergency mitigation, planning, response, and recovery. The Coordinator also facilitates the University-wide Business Continuity Plan, the University All-Hazards Emergency Plan, Emergency Operations Center, and Emergency Notification Systems.