Police Officer

Website UNC Chapel Hill Police

The main purpose of the Public Safety Officer position is to protect and serve the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill through law enforcement and crime prevention. The selected candidate(s) will patrol the campus and investigate complaints and violations of State laws and local ordinances using the Community Oriented Policing philosophy. This person also develops and implements preventative patrol techniques and performs specialized duties to deter crime and promote effective safety and security practices.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Police Department is a service agency dedicated to the safety and security of the University community, as well as providing transportation services to those needing access to the campus. The delivery of services centers around one primary concern: “Protecting North Carolina’s Future.” This commitment includes the provision of services to the community when crimes occur, as well as the prevention of crime. The employees of the UNC Police Department continue to work in partnership with the community to deliver the finest possible services available. Emergency and Risk recovery plans are in place to ensure services are not interrupted in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Additional complexities of the UNC Police Department include a primary PSAP 911 Communications Center, which serves as back-up to Orange County Emergency Management’s 911 Communications as the second and only additional point of dispatch countywide. In addition to the university community, the presence of a major medical center certified a Level 1 Trauma Center and major sporting events increases the population served to exceed three million students, faculty, staff, and visitors annually.
The department was the first university in the state nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The department consists of 110 permanent employees including 53 sworn law enforcement officers, and 75 temporary employees including 20 sworn reserve police officers and 49 contract security guards. The Operating Budget including receipts is approximately $6 million. The department serves a campus population exceeding 40,000 daily and over four million annually.


To apply for this job please visit unc.peopleadmin.com.

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