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UNC Greensboro today announced that Chris Jasso has been selected as the University’s new Assistant Chief of Police, succeeding Major Richard Bailey who recently retired.

Major Jasso has been serving as the interim Assistant Chief of Police since September 1, 2020, where he quickly adjusted to budget reductions, personnel shortages, and operating in a global pandemic.

When notified of the promotion by Chief of Police Paul Lester, Jasso expressed his excitement to lead a team of talented professionals who share a commitment to safety, service, and community. Jasso said, “We must continue to foster trust and strengthen the relationships with all members of our campus community. Ensuring that our department is creating and supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in our daily operations is of utmost importance. We have to build on what we’ve accomplished and continue building a close, trusting, transparent relationship between citizens and police where we work together to protect our community.”

“Major Jasso’s direct experience with and knowledge of the UNCG Police Department makes him the most qualified candidate for the Assistant Chief of Police position,” said Chief Lester. “He has the credentials, education, and years of progressive responsibility in a campus law enforcement setting needed to be successful in this vital role. Major Jasso has a deep understanding of the University’s mission, and the role that our department plays in achieving institutional goals.”

Since July 2007, Assistant Chief Jasso has served in nearly every position in the department including Police Officer, Telecommunicator, Detective, Professional Standards Commander, and most recently Field Operations Commander.

Jasso holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Mount Olive College, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University, and a Graduate Certificate in Security Studies from East Carolina University. He has also received extensive law enforcement training and has been selected to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Campus Weekly Article: https://news.uncg.edu/new-uncg-assistant-chief-of-police

In December 2020 the UNCG Police answered 391 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 37 vehicle stops, 28 suspicious activity calls, 1 safety walk, 31 assist other agency, 88 tract checks, 7 check phones, 11 burglary / intrusion alarms, 2 narcotics violations, 8 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 2 medical calls, 17 assist subjects, 5 larceny, 6 traffic accident, 5 welfare checks, 1 illegally parked vehicle, 2 hit and run, 1 assault, 1 fraud, 2 discharge of firearms, 1 alcohol violation / intoxicated subject, 3 vandalism, and 3 trespassing. The officers made 9 arrests to include; 1 order for arrest, 2 driving while impaired, 1 tampering with vehicle with intent to steal, 1 failed to report accident, 1 larceny less than $1,000.00, 1 habitual larceny g.s. 14-72(b)(6), 1 felony possession counterfeit instrument / currency, and 1 possessing stolen firearm.


In November 2020 the UNCG Police answered 623 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 114 vehicle stops, 51 suspicious activity calls, 21 safety walk, 36 assist other agency, 87 tract checks, 10 check phones, 7 burglary / intrusion alarms, 12 narcotics violations, 12 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 15 medical calls, 26 assist subjects, 2 larceny, 10 traffic accident, 5 welfare checks, 1 illegally parked vehicle, 1 direct traffic, 6 hit and run, 3 noise disturbance / loud party, 2 disturbance, 1 traffic hazard, 1 assault, 1 fraud, 2 discharge of firearms, 1 alcohol violation / intoxicated subject, 2 damage to property, 3 vandalism, 1 panic alarm, 2 trespassing, and 1 wanted / stolen. The officers made 19 arrests to include; 1 communicating threats, 1 mental evaluation, 1 order for arrest, 2 warrant for arrest, 1 simple possession of schedule VI cs, 2 driving while impaired, 2 felony possession of scheduled VI cs, 1 failed to report accident, 1 simple possession of marijuana, 1 damage to real property, 1 stop signal (red light) / right turn on red, 1 possessing a handgun on educational property, 1 fail to burn headlamps or rear lamps, 1 aid and abet driving while impaired (DWI), 1 trespassing (second degree), and 1 molesting a fire alarm or fire detection system.


In October 2020 the UNCG Police answered 749 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 103 vehicle stops, 38 suspicious activity calls, 26 safety walk, 41 assist other agency, 88 tract checks, 26 check phones, 8 burglary / intrusion alarms, 17 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 27 medical calls, 34 assist subjects, 5 larceny, 14 traffic accident, 11 welfare checks, 7 illegally parked vehicle, 3 direct traffic, 7 noise disturbance / loud party, 4 communication threats, 2 disturbance, 1 fraud, 2 domestic, and 2 trespassing. The officers made 16 arrests to include; 1 identity theft, 2 order for arrest, 1 warrant for arrest, 1 simple possession of schedule VI cs, 2 driving while impaired, 1 resist, delay or obstruct, 1 all other larceny, 1 intoxicated and disruptive, 1 failed to stop at scene of crash felony, 2 failed to stop at scene of crash misdemeanor, 1 failed to report accident (hit & run), 1 assault on female, 1 order for arrest (15a-305(b)(3).

People across the nation have taken to heading outdoors as an easy and healthy way to get out of the house, which means there are more pedestrians out there. Whether it’s walking in a neighborhood or to a store, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian.

This October, NHTSA is launching the first National Pedestrian Safety Month with the goal of increasing awareness about pedestrian safety, and reminding drivers and walkers that staying safe is a shared responsibility.

Sadly, as the end of Daylight Saving Time approaches and the nights get longer, the risks for pedestrians increase. From September to February, over 30% of pedestrian fatalities occur between 6 p.m. and 8:59 p.m. Also, know that things like drugs and alcohol, and distraction not only affect someone’s ability to drive, but to walk safely. Here are some other tips for drivers and pedestrians:

Link to safety tips.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/pedestrian-safety … fety-month

In August 2020 the UNCG Police answered 715 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 68 vehicle stops, 46 suspicious activity calls, 23 safety walk, 30 assist other agency, 97 tract checks, 21 check phones, 18 burglary / intrusion alarms, 23 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 18 medical calls, 26 assist subjects, 14 larceny, 13 traffic accident, 6 welfare checks, 9 illegally parked vehicle, 3 direct traffic, 4 noise disturbance / loud party, 2 communication threats, 1 disturbance, 1 fraud, 1 panic alarm, 1 domestic, and 2 trespassing. The officers made 10 arrests to include; 1 warrant for arrest, 3 driving while impaired, 1 carry a concealed gun / pistol (without permit) (first offense), 1 breaking or entering – motor vehicle, 1 molesting a fire alarm, 1 failure to appear, 1 false pretense / swindle / confidence game, and 1 felony financial transaction card theft.

In July 2020 the UNCG Police answered 372 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 19 vehicle stops, 32 suspicious activity calls, 3 safety walk, 40 assist other agency, 90 tract checks, 19 check phones, 6 burglary / intrusion alarms, 3 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 2 medical calls, 8 assist subjects, 1 larceny, 4 traffic accident, 2 welfare checks, 1 illegally parked vehicle, 2 direct traffic, 1 noise disturbance / loud party, 1 communication threats, 2 disturbance, 2 fraud, 2 panic alarm, 3 domestic, 1 vandalism, and 2 trespassing. The officers made 3 arrests to include; 2 driving while impaired and 1 trespass of real property.

In June 2020 the UNCG Police answered 336 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 3 vehicle stops, 30 suspicious activity calls, 2 safety walk, 40 assist other agency, 86 tract checks, 10 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 2 medical calls, 17 assist subjects, 1 larceny, 1 traffic accident, 1 welfare checks, 1 direct traffic, 6 concerning behavior reports, 10 burglary / intrusion, 1 check phones, 1 gas leak, 1 alcohol violation / intoxicated subject, and 2 traffic hazard. The officers made 0 arrests.

In May 2020 the UNCG Police answered 348 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 5 vehicle stops, 46 suspicious activity calls, 1 safety walk, 43 assist other agency, 88 tract checks, 4 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 4 medical calls, 10 assist subjects, 3 larceny, 4 traffic accident, 2 welfare checks, 3 direct traffic, 2 concerning behavior reports, 8 burglary / intrusion, 7 check phones, 1 gas leak, 1 smoke / odor report, 2 alcohol violation / intoxicated subject, and 2 traffic hazard. The officers made 4 arrests to include; 1 order for arrest, 1 driving while impaired, 1 possession of open container unfortified wine, and 1 destruction / damage / vandalism of property.

In April 2020 the UNCG Police answered 337 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 3 vehicle stops, 62 suspicious activity calls, 1 safety walk, 24 assist other agency, 87 tract checks, 2 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 1 medical calls, 23 assist subjects, 1 larceny, 1 traffic accident, 3 welfare checks, 5 concerning behavior reports, 13 burglary / intrusion, 4 check phones, 2 fraud, 1 missing person, 1 damage to property, and 2 traffic hazard. The officers made 2 arrests to include; 1 resist, delay or obstruct, and 1 driving while impaired.