Welcome to University Police

Contact University Police 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • 828.232.5000 to reach dispatch or simply dial 5000 from any on-campus phone.
  • Visit the customer service window located in Weizenblatt Hall.
  • Activate any of the emergency phones located on campus.
  • Dial 911 for off-campus emergencies.

The university encourages everyone to report crimes or suspected criminal activity promptly. All crimes or emergencies of any type that occur on campus should be reported to University Police.

Reporting crimes ensures proper tracking of incidents occurring on campus, ensures inclusion in crime statistics, and may trigger a crime alert notice to inform the campus community. University Police can assist in contacting the appropriate agency if needed, help refer you to local services, or the University Care and Crisis Team, which has trained members who are available to assist 24 hours a day.

All UNC Asheville Police incident reports involving students are forwarded to the Dean of Students office for review and potential action by the Office of Residential Education.

About Us

The Police Department at UNC Asheville is a full-service law enforcement agency whose primary responsibility is the protection of life and property on the University campus. The department’s sixteen full-time police officers are professionally trained to meet standards set forth by the Criminal Justice Training and Standards Division of the State of North Carolina. UNC Asheville Police Officers have full police authority to investigate, apprehend and arrest under General Statute § 116-40. They provide the campus with police protection 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Department offers a wide range of crime prevention and awareness programs that are designed to ensure a continued safe and secure learning environment.



The UNC Asheville Police Department was established by the authority vested in the Board of Trustees, and duly certified and sworn officers derive their police powers from North Carolina General Statute 116-40.5. The jurisdiction in which such authority can be exercised includes all property under the care, custody, or control of the university; on streets and roadways running adjacent to the campus; or beyond the jurisdiction when in continuous pursuit of offenders who have violated the law within the campus jurisdiction.


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