Emergency First Response
University Police officers are the primary means for emergency first response for a crime, suspicious circumstance, medical crisis, intrusion, fire alarm, or other critical incident situations.
Routine and Directed Patrols
Uniformed officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Officers may be on foot, in a vehicle, on bicycle, or in an electric GEM car. If there is an increased threat in a particular area due to recent crime or suspicious persons, officers will conduct extra directed patrols of that area. If you have concerns about a specific area or incident and would like to request directed patrols, please visit Weizenblatt Hall or contact email@example.com.
In cooperation with Parking and Transportation Services, Public Safety employees issue parking citations for improperly parked vehicles according to the UNC Asheville Traffic and Parking Regulations Policy. Officers are responsible for ticket writing, vehicle booting, and collecting parking fees and fines. Parking citation and appeals and the appeals process are handled through the Transportation Office.
Officers will respond to crime scenes and conduct follow-up investigations. This includes all aspects of a thorough investigation, including but not limited to: collecting evidence, conducting interviews, constructing reports, gathering testimony, and collaborating with other law enforcement agencies and the local District Attorney.
University Police also provide police and security services to off-campus facilities utilized by the university. Crimes that occur in the facilities while being utilized by the university are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution.
Motor Vehicle Accident Reports and Traffic Enforcement
Officers direct and monitor vehicular traffic on campus and adjacent roadways. They enforce all traffic laws, making stops when appropriate. When vehicles are involved in accidents, officers investigate the circumstances and complete all reports. Please visit the Reports & Statistics page for information on obtaining a copy of a report.
Officers are given community policing assignments throughout campus. They are asked to make frequent contacts with the people in their assigned geographical areas or designated residence halls. Officers are expected to provide information, respond to questions, learn typical patterns, and cultivate relationships with the community. This helps officers identify when a person or activity is “out of place” and possibly a suspicious situation where crime could be prevented with quick intervention. It also facilitates an easier communications flow between police and members of the community.