Nov. 6, 2019
An external review of the handling of four racially charged incidents by UNC Police has found that — while there was no evidence of police favoritism toward outside people and groups who protested against the...Read More
Aug. 20, 2019
David L. Perry, a veteran campus public safety official, is the new assistant vice chancellor and chief of UNC Police. Perry succeeds Jeff McCracken, who retired in July. Perry starts work Sept. 3. Perry has...Read More
April 16, 2019
The campus was rocked in mid-April by several of what University officials characterized as racist and anti-Semitic incidents. Two people were arrested for vandalism of art objects that involved racist graffiti; anti-Semitic posters were found...Read More
UNC’s Department of Public Safety has begun a campaign to increase pedestrian safety.
While police officers regularly issue both verbal and written warnings, community response unit officers have now begun issuing citations to those violating state pedestrian safety laws.
Citations for $166 (including $141 in court costs) are being issued to those who impede traffic by crossing roadways outside of marked crosswalks or crossing against a crosswalk signal.
“The issuance of citations is in keeping with a schedule we set earlier this fall,” said Chief Jeff McCracken, department director. “Campus construction, earlier nightfall and the number of larger-scale special events scheduled during after-dark hours underscores the need for vigilance by both motorists and pedestrians.”
The campaign reprises a 2006 initiative, when the officers issued hundreds of verbal and written warnings and cited 19 pedestrians.
Those wishing to report concerns for motorists or pedestrians on campus are encouraged to call the pedestrian hotline at (919) 843-PEDS (7337).