UNCG Police

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Student Ranger Program

The UNCG Police Department offers part-time positions to students, full-time or part-time. Once hired, the student will then be trained in the Ranger Program. Specific requirements to be a ranger include:

  • Must be in good standing with the university and not be on academic probation.
  • Must not be on student disciplinary probation or have any pending charges. If you are placed on disciplinary probation or are charged criminally, you must notify your supervisor immediately. Failure to do so will result in automatic dismissal.
  • Must not have any felony or serious misdemeanor charges.

Work Schedule
Normal working hours include, but are not limited to 7 PM to 1 AM, on a rotating schedule, excluding university holidays and closings. Student employees work some week days and also every other weekend. Working hours may vary and are subject to include: weekend openings, checkpoints and other special assignments. Security officers and police officers will provide safety walks after normal services hours, and through regularly scheduled breaks and holidays.
Employees are expected to report to work on time and ready to begin their duty assignments. At the end of each shift, all employees shall report back to the police department to turn in equipment and check off duty.  No employee will leave their assigned duties without prior approval from the on-duty supervisor.

Disclosure of Sensitive Information 
As an employee of the UNCG Police Department, you may see or hear information which is sensitive in nature while you are on duty. Disclosure and/or discussion of any police information gained from employment will not be carried outside the police department. Student employees found in violation of this policy are subject to termination.

Uniforms and Equipment
Rangers will be equipped similar to full-time security officers performing like functions.  Police equipment (e.g. radios) will be made available to rangers while performing their duties.

  • Radios – The use of radio equipment issued to you is for your job duties and strictly for that purpose. Proper procedures are to be utilized at all times. The radio is not for personal conversations or playing games. Improper use of these radios is not only a violation of departmental regulations, but also FCC rules. Anyone found to be in violation will be subject to termination. At no time are you to leave a radio unattended. Always take the radio with you unless you turn it over to another employee. The radio system operates off a police frequency, which can be monitored by other agencies. You should always use proper codes and maintain a professional manner when using the radio.  All radio traffic is monitored by the on-duty supervisor and communications.

Rangers are expected to maintain all issued uniforms and equipment in a state of operational readiness and to develop and maintain proficiency with all issued equipment. Misuse or failure to secure equipment may result in a reimbursement to the department.

Rangers will wear uniforms issued by the police department. Each employee is expected to wear his/her uniform at all times while on duty, unless they are on special assignment.

Upon employment, all employees will be trained in all areas before being assigned a zone. Employees will be trained in the following areas:

  • Location and names of all buildings on campus
  • Procedures for checking assigned buildings
  • Radio usage – 10 codes
  • Location of emergency blue lights
  • Location of parking areas
  • Performing a safety walk
  • Assisting police with directing crowd control in emergency situations
  • Assisting with special events, such as move-in, games or student activities
  • Securing and unsecuring buildings
  • Assistance on fire, medical and maintenance calls
  • Location of alarm panels in every building

Employee Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the employee to report to the immediate on-duty supervisor with any complaints, accidents or found property. The primary function of the Ranger Patrol will be to patrol specified zones on campus, keeping a high level of visibility among the students to give them a sense of safety. Rangers will provide assistance with safety walks for students, faculty, and staff to and from residence halls and academic buildings. No safety walks should be performed off the UNCG campus. Rangers should report any suspicious activity or person(s) to the police department. Student employees will not take any type of enforcement actions while on duty.

It is the responsibility of the employee to read The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s policy on sexual harassment provided to them on their hire date; also, to report any instances concerning sexual harassment to their supervisor immediately.


Click here to download Student Support Services Employment Application to apply for the ranger position.