UNCG Police

A community resource that cares about your safety and security.

In March 2021 the UNCG Police answered 702 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 112 vehicle stops, 40 suspicious activity calls, 38 safety walk, 48 assist other agency, 84 tract checks, 21 check phones, 8 burglary / intrusion alarms, 9 narcotics violations, 18 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 12 medical calls, 26 assist subjects, 10 larceny, 12 traffic accident, 8 welfare checks, 6 hit and run, 2 assault, 3 alcohol violation / intoxicated subject, 2 vandalism, and 4 trespassing. The officers made 37 arrests to include; 1 communicating threats, 1 no insurance, 2 order for arrest, 3 second degree trespass, 1 speeding, 2 simple possession of schedule vi cs, 4 driving while impaired, 1 careless and reckless driving, 1 carry a concealed gun/piston (without permit), 2 first degree trespass, 2 possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia, 2 obtain property by false pretense, 2 felony possession of schedule i cs, 1 failed to report accident, 1 fail to stop at scene of crash, 1 fictitious registration plate, 1 felony financial transaction card theft, 1 no operator’s / driver’s license, 1 driving while license revoked for impaired driving, 1 child abuse (nonviolent), 1 failure to pull over to the right of road for police, fire, nc parks, nc forest, emergency vehicles, 1 breaking or entering (without authority break into or enters into a building), 2 aid and abet obtaining property by false pretense, 1 injury to personal property (in excess of $200), and 1 larceny of person.

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 596 calls for service; mostly for secure / unsecured calls, fire status, trouble alarms, and fire alarms, but also includes; 69 vehicle stops, 41 suspicious activity calls, 29 safety walk, 33 assist other agency, 76 tract checks, 14 check phones, 8 burglary / intrusion alarms, 15 narcotics violations, 7 assist motorist / disabled vehicle, 16 medical calls, 21 assist subjects, 8 larceny, 9 traffic accident, 9 welfare checks, 3 illegally parked vehicle, 5 hit and run, 3 assault, 4 alcohol violation / intoxicated subject, 2 vandalism, 1 disturbance, 1 harassment, and 1 trespassing. The officers made 25 arrests to include; 2 criminal summons, 2 harassing phone calls, 1 no insurance, 1 order for arrest, 2 stalking, 4 driving while impaired, 1 resist, delay, obstruct, 1 careless and reckless, 1 revoked driver’s license, 3 fail to stop at scene of crash (misdemeanor), 1 larceny (less than $1,000), 1 aid and abet driving while impaired (dwi), 2 second degree trespass, 1 tampering with vehicle, 1 unlawfully pass emergency vehicle, and 1 one way traffic (opposite).

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.