About UPD

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 officers receive training in campus law enforcement at the North Carolina Justice Academy and local community colleges. Further training is received annually through the Department’s In-Service Training program.

The Department has been accredited by CALEA (The Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies) since 2006. Recently, the department completed its fourth on-site assessment for re-accreditation. The most recent award was received in July 2018.

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 where 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 guests 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 N.C. A&T PD consists of dedicated professionals who are committed to a team environment and creative problem solving.