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Annual Security Report

The 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now available online.

This report is prepared by the UNC Police Department in collaboration with other UNC-Chapel Hill campus partners, including the Office of University Counsel, the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, the Department of Housing and Residential Education as well as others. This report’s crime statistics for property owned or controlled by the institution are gathered from campus security authorities and local police.

You can access the report by clicking on the link above, or you may obtain a paper copy of the report upon request by contacting the UNC Police Department at (919) 962-3951 or in-person at the Public Safety Building, located at 285 Manning Drive.

Safety at UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC Police at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provide all law enforcement services to the University campus. The department currently employs 53 full-time armed Police Officers. The department provides patrol services to the campus and University-owned properties 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. University Police are governed by N.C. General Statute 116-40.5 that gives University Police officers the same authority as municipal police officers. Officers also are under the direction of policies of the university as well as departmental policies.

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Alert Carolina

Alert Carolina, a safety and awareness initiative launched in 2008, plays an instrumental role in supporting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s overall efforts to communicate about an emergency or a situation affecting the safety and health of the campus community.

In an emergency or dangerous situation, the University will post safety-related announcements at this website,, along with updates, information and other resources.

Remember that it may take time for authorities to investigate the situation, verify the facts and provide the campus with instructions or updates. Do not call 911 or UNC Police Department for general information. The Alert Carolina website will provide new details as quickly as possible.

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