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
April 9, 2019
Two middle-of-the-night acts of vandalism against art objects on March 31 — including the Unsung Founders Memorial on McCorkle Place — were “racist actions,” said Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz in a message to the campus...Read More
April 2, 2019
UNC police have issued arrest warrants for two people believed to have vandalized a campus monument and an outdoor art installation early Sunday. Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz called the incidents “racist actions” in a message...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.