Police Department


The UNCW Police Department sponsors many programs. Presented here are just a few of the more popular programs.

PAC'N program
RAD for Women program
RAD for Men program
Bicycle Registration program
Operation ID
Buckled and Sober at 25
Click It or Ticket
Watch for Me NC
UNCW Crime Tip Line
Emergency Call Boxes
Ride Along Program

PAC'N - Police and Community Networking

PAC'N Officers work especially close with resident students, as well as Resident Assistants and Resident Coordinators of the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The Officers assist these community members in defining problems, developing solutions, and implementing strategies to solve problems and prevent crimes. The Officers also conduct investigations and facilitate a variety of educational programs including RAD, Bike Safety and Security, Operation Identification, Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Personal Safety, and Property Security.  For more information contact the Police Department at 910.962.2222.

RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) for Women

Click here to see the RAD class schedule and register online!


Fact: Women between the ages of 18-24 are at the highest risk of experiencing sexual assault

Fact: 1 out of every 5 college women polled admits to having experienced sexual assault during their time in college. 

RAD is a course developed for women only that has established standards of acceptability for female self-defense. It teaches tactics and techniques that are hands on and realistic in nature. This course is taught by certified instructors and comes with a workbook and a lifetime membership in the RAD system. Classes are scheduled throughout the semester both during the week and on weekends. Special classes can be requested by interested groups. For more information about RAD contact Sgt. Jennifer Paluck at the UNCW Police Department at (910) 962-2222 or register online using the link below. Problems with the online registration, please contact Sgt Keli Kotler, kotlerk@uncw.edu.

Click here to see the RAD class schedule and register online!

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RAD (Resisting Aggression with Defense) for Men

During this 9 hour course (3 sessions), designed specifically for men, participants will have the opportunity to: raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior mpacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior.

Click here to see the RAD class schedule and register online!

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Bicycle Registration

Officer Roberts on bike patrol

To register your bike, take it to the Hawk Wheels Bike Shop at the HUB. If you have any questions concerning missing bicycles, please contact Alternative Transportation at Bikes@uncw.edu before contacting the police department.

The most frequent crimes at UNCW are larcenies, with bike thefts being the most common. Many of these losses could have been prevented with little effort. The following actions are recommended.

  • Always lock your bike to a bike rack
  • Purchase a good quality U-bolt style lock
  • Register your bike with University Parking & Transportation - It's mandatory and FREE.

In the event your bike is stolen and later recovered, the registration will help identify your bicycle. Without a registration sticker, law enforcement personnel cannot identify the owner of a bicycle and therefore are unable to return it to its owner.

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Operation ID

Operation ID is a nationwide program designed to discourage burglary and theft of valuables. It also provides a means for law enforcement to identify stolen property and prove ownership.

Since many criminals steal valuables for resale, marking your items with a permanent identification number, such as your driver's license number and state abbreviation, may prevent the criminal from selling them and lead him/her to look for an easier and more profitable target.

Engravers and inventory sheets are available from the UNCW Police Department. It is recommended that you mark your property with your driver's license number and state abbreviation. If you cannot engrave or write on an item, take a photo of it. You should also create record of your property that includes serial numbers and other markings, makes/models, value, and date of purchase. Examples include: computers, laptops, tablets, calculators, textbooks, jewelry, cell phones, skateboards, and gaming consoles and games. Additionally, any items that may be identical to other students' property should be marked, such as blow dryers, irons, etc. This may prove ownership, prevent mix-ups, and disputes.

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Buckled and Sober at 25

The UNCW Police Department, along with other local and state law enforcement agencies, is proud to participate in the North Carolina's Governor's Highway Safety Initiative.

Buckled and Sober at 25 is the University Police Department's traffic campaign intended to reduce incidents of impaired driving and increase voluntary compliance with passenger restraint and speed laws. This traffic campaign consists of two phases - Education and Enforcement. At announced times of the year the University Police Department will conduct programs to heighten awareness of and compliance with these traffic laws. This educational phase is supported by increased traffic enforcement, including the campus 25 MPH speed limit, as well as seat belt and DWI checkpoints.

UNCW 2017 Traffic Infograph

Stay buckled and sober at 25!

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Click it or Ticket

Throughout the year the UNCW Police Department conducts stepped-up seat belt enforcement periods in support of the Governors Highway Safety  Click It or Ticket campaigns.  These Click it or Tickey campaigns focus on safety education, strong laws, and law enforcement officers saving lives.

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Watch for Me NC

The UNCW Police Department, along with the Local Partners, actively conduct enforcement activities, while balancing a number of other Watch for Me NC tasks with other local agencies and organizations.  Watch for Me NC is a comprehensive program, run by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in partnership with local communities, aimed at reducing the number of pedestrians and bicyclists hit and injured in crashes with vehicles.

The Watch for Me NC program involves two key elements: 1) safety and educational messages directed toward drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists, and 2) high visibility enforcement efforts by area police to reduce violations of traffic safety laws. Local programs are typically led by municipal, county, or regional government staff with the involvement of many others, including pedestrian and bicycle advocates, city planners, law enforcement agencies, engineers, public health professionals, elected officials, school administrators, and others.

FACT:  Each year more than 3,000 pedestrians and 850 bicyclists are hit by vehicles in North Carolina, making North Carolina one of the least safe states in the US for walking and bicycling.

FACT:  On average, about 160 pedestrians and 20 bicyclists are killed each year in the State, representing about 15% of all traffic fatalities that occur on North Carolina roads.

FACT:  In collisions with cars, pedestrians in particular have a lot to lose. Those hit at 40 mph have an 85 percent chance of dying.

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Crime Tip Line

UNCW University Police Crime Tip Line is an easy way to report crimes to the University Police Department. Call 962-TIPS(8477) or complete the Anonymous Crime Report Form, located in the Quick Links on our website,  by clicking the send button. All information will be kept confidential and you do not need to give your name. Help keep UNCW a safe place to live, work, and learn.

Click here for the Anonymous Crime Report Form

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Emergency Call Boxes


Almost 140 Emergency Call Boxes have been strategically placed throughout the campus of UNCW. These Call Boxes are available as a convenient means to communicate with UNCW Police Department. Whether you need an escort, assistance jumpstarting/unlocking your car, directions, or are experiencing a true emergency, Call Boxes are available for your use. To activate the box, press the button on the front and wait for an answer to come from the box. When talking, press the button and speak clearly into the speaker of the box.

See the Call Boxes on the Campus Map!

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If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, or simply want to experience another perspective, ride along with a UNCW Police Officer during a shift. If you would like more information on this program or want to schedule a ride along, please complete and return the Ride-Along Request Form, and you will be contacted.

UNCW Police
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Tel: (910)962-2222
Fax: (910)962-4228

*Note: Certain restrictions may apply

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