Nov. 19, 2019
The University has been cited for multiple “serious” violations of the federal Clery Act that requires institutions to report campus crime statistics, resulting in “the institution’s systemic failure to provide students and employees with important...Read More
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
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
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 a 25-year career in law enforcement and campus safety, most recently at Florida State University.
In 14 years at Florida State, Perry introduced several new public safety initiatives, including an Adopt-A-Cop program, which fosters relationships between on-campus students and police on safety matters; and a Citizens Police Academy, an education program that provides students and employees with a behind-the-scenes look at the department and how officers respond to calls for service.
He led safety operations during three hurricanes and directed the response and recovery during an active shooter incident in 2014. Perry previously was deputy chief of police at Clemson University and chief at Albany State University in Albany, Ga.
He has a degree in criminal justice and a master’s in public administration from Albany State.
The UNC department currently employs 53 full-time, sworn police officers and provides patrol services to the campus and University-owned properties.