The UNCG Police Department is committed to providing students, faculty, and staff of the university the highest standard of services of a public safety department. To ensure our compliance with both national and international standards covering all aspects of law enforcement, policies, procedures, practices, and operations we operate within strict guidelines to meet the highest of standards set by all levels of government and various private organizations.
Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) – The Law Enforcement Accreditation Program was the first credentialing program established by CALEA after its founding. It was originally developed to address what was seen as a need to enhance law enforcement as a profession and to improve law enforcement service delivery. That mission continues today through a tiered law enforcement accreditation program. Agencies may participate in either CALEA Law Enforcement Accreditation (Tier 1) or CALEA Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation (Tier 2), without regard to agency size.
UL Certification for Fire Alarm Monitoring – UL Standards encompass UL’s extensive safety research and scientific expertise. With over a century of experience in the development of more than 1,500 Standards, UL is an accredited standards developer in the US and Canada. In extending its global public safety mission, UL Standards partners with national standards bodies in countries around the world to build a safer, more sustainable world.
Clery Act – The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal mandate requiring all institutions of higher education (IHEs) that participate in the federal student financial aid program to disclose information about crime on their campuses and in the surrounding communities. The Clery Act affects all public and private IHEs that receive federal financial aid and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Campuses that fail to comply with the act can be penalized with large fines (up to $55,907 per fine) and may be suspended from participating in the federal financial aid program.
– Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program. UNCG Police, in their role as, “Responsible Employees” under Title IX, are required to report all incidents of sexual violence to the University. Additionally, UNCG Police are required to advise students of their right to file a complaint with the University, regardless of their desire to continue an investigation with law enforcement. The contact information for the University’s Title IX Coordinator is available at: titleix.uncg.edu.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – Students enrolled at UNCG enjoy the protection of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) more commonly known as the “Buckley Amendment.” This federal government policy guarantees certain rights for students and eligible parents regarding access to, confidentiality of, and correction of the student’s education records. An education record generally refers to most records (written, printed, taped, filmed, etc.) maintained by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro that are directly related to a student.
A qualified parent of a student may inspect the student’s education records if written consent is provided to the appropriate record custodian by the student, or a copy of the 1040 series income tax form filed with IRS for the most recently ended tax year is submitted by the parent to the appropriate record custodian showing that the student is claimed as a dependent.
Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) – With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA’s mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. Employers must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPPA) – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) regulates health care providers (Covered Entities) that electronically maintain or transmit protected health information (PHI) in connection with a covered transaction. HIPAA requires each covered entity (CE) to maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards for privacy and security. Entities or individuals who contract to perform services for a CE with access to protected health information (Business Associates) are also required to comply with the HIPAA privacy and security standards.