UNCG Police

A community resource that cares about your safety and security.

On 03/23/2021, Officer Z. Lynch was awarded the UNCG Police Department’s Life Saving Award for his efforts responding to a train striking a pedestrian call. After arriving at the scene, Officer Lynch applied a tourniquet to the victim who had a severed leg injury, after being struck by the train.

Officer Lynch’s efforts resulted in the victim surviving this incident. Based on the recommendation from Master Police Officer Hiatt, his supervisor, and the Moses Cone Trauma team who attended to the victim, Officer Z. Lynch was awarded the Life Saving Medal. Great job!!! Officer Lynch.  

This year the UNCG Police Department partnered with UNCG Facilities Services, the Dean of Students Office, Student Government Association, Oars, and Housing & Residence Life to conduct our annual Campus Safe Walk. During this event 9 groups located various safety concerns, and took the corrective actions of documenting and reporting these concerns. There were approximately 126 items reported, and these items are being addressed to make the UNCG Campus safer. We are encouraging our campus community to please join us next year to help make this event a success and our campus safer.

In February 2021 the UNCG Police answered 539 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 60 vehicle stops, 36 suspicious activity calls, 9 safety walk, 29 assist other agency, 68 tract checks, 12 check phones, 7 burglary / intrusion alarms, 15 narcotics violations, 7 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 15 medical calls, 25 assist subjects, 8 larceny, 7 traffic accident, 9 welfare checks, 2 illegally parked vehicle, 4 hit and run, 3 assault, 3 alcohol violation / intoxicated subject, 2 vandalism, and 1 trespassing. The officers made 14 arrests to include; 2 criminal summons, 2 harassing phone calls, 1 order for arrest, 3 driving while impaired, 2 fail to stop at scene of crash, 1 larceny less than $1,000.00, 1 aid & abet driving while impaired (dwi), 1 tampering with vehicle, and 1 unlawfully pass emergency vehicle.

In January 2021 the UNCG Police answered 620 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 80 vehicle stops, 40 suspicious activity calls, 9 safety walk, 49 assist other agency, 90 tract checks, 19 check phones, 14 burglary / intrusion alarms, 5 narcotics violations, 15 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 6 medical calls, 25 assist subjects, 6 larceny, 8 traffic accident, 7 welfare checks, 4 illegally parked vehicle, 2 hit and run, 2 assault, 1 fraud, 1 alcohol violation / intoxicated subject, 4 vandalism, and 2 trespassing. The officers made 14 arrests to include; 3 order for arrest, 3 driving while impaired, 1 simple assault, 1 intoxicated and disruptive, 1 simple possession of marijuana, 1 damage to real property, 2 assault on public official, 1 interfering with emergency communication, and 1 duty of passenger to remain at the scene of an accident.

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 conjunction with the “You Be The 1” initiative, suggestion boxes like the one in this photo are being placed in buildings around campus as part of our effort to maintain a strong relationship with the UNCG campus community. The UNCG Police Department cares about the community that we serve and we want to hear from you.

 

In case you see a card like one in the photo, the UNCG Police Department wants you to know that we will now be placing building / residence check cards at the location that an officer checks. These cards are being used in our continuing effort to build a positive relationship with the campus community and surrounding neighborhoods we serve.

 

 

GDOT staff along with identified stakeholders, including the UNC Greensboro Police Department, are working together to develop a Vision Zero Action Plan for Greensboro. Working groups have been formalized for the Emphasis Areas shown below. The Action Plan will layout a road map to eliminating crashes resulting in fatalities and serous injuries, A draft of the Action Plan is expected to be completed in December and will include public input as well.
Vision Zero Greensboro website: WWW.GREENSBORO-NC.GOV/VISIONZERO
Draft Vision Zero Objectives:
  • Prevent crashes resulting in serious injuries and fatalities.
  • Promote a safe systems approach to transportation in Greensboro
  • Engage partners and the public to foster a culture of safety.
Emphasis Areas:
 
1. Speed and Driver Awareness: Data analysis identified speeding as the leading issue in Greensboro, and focuses on keeping drivers alert, which includes driving under the influence and distracted driving.  Primary discussion focused on engineering and enforcement solutions, including slower speed designs in more sensitive contexts, stricter municipal regulations against cell phone use and distracted driving, and neighborhood traffic calming.
2. Run Off the Road and Protecting All Users: Data analysis revealed over half of Greensboro and Guilford County fatalities involved a vehicle departing the roadway or crossing the centerline. Primary discussion focused on engineering and education/encouragement solutions.
3. Protecting Vulnerable Users: This issue has a strong focus on pedestrians, bicyclist, and motorcyclists. It addresses the needs of all users and ensures adequate facilities are a consideration in community design. Discussion focused on identifying solutions that encourage safe pedestrian behaviors, increase motor vehicle awareness, and understanding of motorcycle data and ride populations.

The Amnesty Protocol ensures that a student’s safety and health comes first in cases of underage possession and/or consumption of alcohol. The Offices of Student Rights and Responsibilities and Housing and Residence Life will not pursue conduct action if: (1) the intoxicated or other student(s) involved reports the incident, (2) the intoxicated or other student(s) involved is actively seeking medical and/or health assistance from a university official or medical provider, or (3) the intoxicated student is the victim of a sexual assault or other violent crime after consuming alcohol.

 
Medical amnesty represents a policy choice to withhold disciplinary action for students when they seek emergency medical treatment due to the consumption of alcohol or in situations where the student may have experienced some form of sexual or interpersonal violence, or otherwise have been the victim of a crime.
The purpose of affording amnesty is to remove barriers to seeking needed treatment or making a report to law enforcement or University officials for fear of being subject to disciplinary action for an alcohol violation.

 
This Protocol does not exempt students from being charged criminally by any law enforcement agency.
If you seek help on behalf of a drug overdose victim, you and the victim will be exempt from certain drug charges. Charges include 1. Misdemeanor drug possession (e.g., marijuana); 2. Felony possession of less than one gram of heroin or one gram of cocaine; 3. Possession of drug paraphernalia.

 
In other words, you can call 911 or  the UNCG Police emergency #336-334-4444  or seek medical attention if you think a friend has overdosed, and the police cannot arrest you or the victim for any of the above, even if the drugs are in plain sight.

If larger quantities of drugs are present or evidence of drug manufacturing, distribution, and/or selling, the law does not offer protection against those charges.

 

NOTE: immunity from underage alcohol possession and drug possession charges does not apply if request for assistance was made during the “execution of an arrest warrant, search warrant, or other lawful search.”

Here are some clarifying statements included in the amnesty law:

• Do not prevent officers from seizing any contraband or other evidence.

• Do not prevent officers from initiating detentions, arrests, and charges for other offenses.

• Officers acting in good faith are extended immunity from civil liability.

 

UNCG students may not be covered under the Protocol if one of the following conditions is met:
• An intoxicated student and/or other students involved allegedly committed any other violation(s) of the student code of conduct (i.e., sexual assault, vandalism, etc.) during the incident in which they are seeking amnesty.

• An intoxicated student and/or other students involved have been previously found responsible for possession of alcohol and/or drugs.

• An intoxicated student and/or other students involved have already been covered by the Amnesty Protocol for a previous underage possession and/or consumption of alcohol charge while a student at UNCG.