The University Police at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provide all law enforcement services to the University campus. The department currently employs 51 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.
The Clery Act Report
In 1990, the U.S. Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, which requires postsecondary institutions to disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The act was renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in 1998 in memory of a student who was slain in her dorm room in 1986.
The Clery Act requires higher education institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees, and to make public their campus security policies. It also requires that crime data is collected, reported and disseminated to the campus community and is also submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. The act is intended to provide students and their families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campus so they can make informed decisions.