Get To Know NCAT PD
The North Carolina A&T State University Police Department (UPD) includes a staff of over 100 sworn and non-sworn personnel, organized into several areas: Office of the Chief, Administrative Services, Support Services, Patrol, CID (Criminal Investigations Division), K-9, Emergency Management, Telecommunications, Accreditation, Property Security Officers and Contracted Security.
Campus Police are sworn full-time Police Officers who are state certified by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. They must receive Basic Law Enforcement Training before being sworn as Police Officers. Upon successful completion of Basic Law Enforcement Training, officers are placed on a one-year probationary period. Each new officer is assigned to a Senior Field Training Officer who submits daily progress evaluations on the new officer until all field training is completed. Enforcement powers are derived from the State of North Carolina as each officer receives his or her commission in accordance with the provisions set forth in N.C.G.S. 116-40.5. All sworn and non-sworn officers receive training in campus law enforcement at the North Carolina Justice Academy. Further training is received annually through the Department’s In-Service Training program and in local community colleges. Training includes, but is not limited to, legal updates, crime prevention strategies, firearms instruction and re-qualification, defensive tactics, suicide prevention, CPR, first aid and interpersonal communications.
The Department has been accredited by CALEA (The Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies) since 2006. Recently, the department completed its second on-site assessment for re-accreditation in July 2012. The most recent award was received in July 2009.
During the past few years, has implemented the following programs to effectively address student safety on and around campus. We implemented a new computerized software enabling information sharing program with GPD and other law enforcement agencies. The communications center was greatly enhanced with the upgrade of additional CCTV software, cameras and monitors. Six new officers have been hired. These officers use patrol techniques by way of foot, bike and Segway patrols. A Robbery Response Task Force was formed to deter possible acts of robbery and other potential crimes. Crime prevention efforts with residence life were enhanced. Contracted security officers are utilized to patrol the exterior of campus buildings and streets nightly. Security needs analysis of off-campus apartments (student housing) showing necessary security upgrades were conducted. We've recently implemented vehicle patrols of off-campus apartment complexes near the campus. Additionally, due to the recent acts of violence that have taken place at schools and universities throughout the country, a “Threat Assessment” team was formulated.
The North Carolina A&T State University Police Department is committed to creating an environment in which teaching, research, community life and public service may flourish. The University Police Department is aimed at providing a safe and harmonious environment wherein our community can thrive. We are dedicated to excellence in upholding and enforcing the law and managing risks to ensure the safety of faculty, staff, students and guest at North Carolina A&T State University. All department personnel strive to maintain excellence and integrity in respecting the rights and dignity of all persons with whom they make contact. The NCATPD consists of dedicated professionals who are committed to a team environment and creative problem solving.