In the interest of fostering good relations with community members residing in university residence halls, the UNCG Police Department in partnership with Residence Life, implemented the Adopt-A-Cop program. The program entails the assignment of a specific officer to each hall. Officers participate in hall activities and deliver presentations on topics such as alcohol awareness, safety and security, identity theft, etc. Since its inception, the program has been very successful. For more information, contact the Community Relations Unit at 336.334.5069.
The UNCG Police Department K-9 Unit was established in 2007, and currently has two K-9 teams. All of the K-9 teams have completed extensive training and certification programs, train on a weekly schedule, and also assist and train with other local law enforcement agencies. A police K-9 is an extremely valuable tool in law enforcement. The use of a strategically deployed K-9 team can save hours of time for police officers because a K-9 team can conduct a search quickly and effectively, resulting in increased officer safety, the apprehension of dangerous suspects, and increased safety to citizens. In addition to their regular duties, the K-9 teams also spend a great deal of time training to maintain a maximum level of efficiency as a team.
Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
We all share the responsibility to make sure North Carolina roads are safe for everyone, including pedestrians and bicyclists. Safe places to walk and bike are important for supporting active, vibrant communities. The “Watch for Me NC” program aims to reduce pedestrian and bicycle injuries and deaths through a comprehensive, targeted approach of public education, community engagement, and high visibility.
It is the policy of the Department to permit private citizens, law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions, and members of the news media to ride in patrol vehicles as passengers/observers. The ride-along program gives the general public first-hand access to experience what UNCG Police Officers go through on a daily basis.
Recent national tragedies remind us that the risk is real. An active shooter incident can happen at any place in any time. The best way to make sure you and those around you stay safe are to prepare ahead of time and be ready. Taking a few steps now to mentally rehearse what to do can help you react quickly when every second counts. This workshop is currently offered to students, faculty, and staff.
Safety talks are informal group discussions that focus on the various safety resources and services. These conversations are intended to promote personal safety by increasing community awareness. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about available resources and services. Safety Talks are available upon request to classes, groups, and departments. To request a safety talk, contact the Community Relations Unit at 336.334.5069.
The UNCG Police Department offers three different sexual assault awareness and prevention programs. The programs are: Sexual assault Awareness & Violence Education (SAVE – 2 hours), Rape Aggression Defense (RAD Basic for Women – 12 hours, and RAD Advanced for Women – 25 hours). Please click below for details about each program.