UNCG Police

A community resource that cares about your safety and security.

Safety Programs

It is the main goal of the UNCG Police to protect and serve the UNCG campus community. With that goal in mind, the department offers many ways to educate the community about campus security procedures and practices. We encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.

Rape Aggression Defense – the only self-defense program ever endorsed by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). The course is a comprehensive course for women that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. RAD  is usually taught over a period of three or four evening sessions.

RUN HIDE FIGHT – This workshop provides information on surviving an active shooter incident. “Shots Fired!” is the last thing you expect to hear in the workplace or at school. At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will recognize the sound of gunfire, demonstrate the three response options, explain when each option should be used, and describe your interaction with law enforcement when they arrive.

Police Ride Along – The UNCG Police Department offers a police ride-along program to educate our community about the UNCG Police Department and the crime on and around campus. Participants are authorized to ride in patrol vehicles in a passenger/observer capacity only.  Participants are not permitted to take any law enforcement action, assist in conducting investigations, or perform any law enforcement task or function.  All persons must wear civilian clothes when participating in the ride-along program.

Adopt-a-Cop – 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.

Safety Talks – Are an informal group discussion that focuses 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.

K-9 Demonstrations – Designed to show the skill involved and the work performed by the K-9 team on a daily basis, plus it gives both children and adults an opportunity to gain knowledge and ask questions about the K-9 Unit. Basic obedience, agility, article search, simulated criminal apprehension and mock narcotic searches are conducted free of charge. The one-on-one interaction encourages children and the community to build trust toward officers and to learn drug awareness.

Pedestrian and Bike 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.