Safety and Security Information from the UNCW Police Department

Dear Campus Community:

As the semester gets underway, I want to take a moment to share some important safety information with you. I hope you will take a few minutes to review it; we would much rather you have this information and never need it, instead of someday needing it and not having read it!

- Although a situation involving an active shooter or attacker is unlikely, UNCW offers weekly training for students, faculty and staff covering how to respond in such a situation. Training sessions for departments, residence halls, and other groups are available by request via email at

- Please note that we are in the midst of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30. In the event of weather emergency or other event requiring immediate action, UNCW will issue alerts via a number of communication channels. Students, faculty and staff may sign up for text and cell phone alerts via mySeaPort. It is critical that you monitor your UNCW inboxes during weather events, to stay apprised of urgent weather warnings, campus delays or closures, or other weather impacts to campus.

- As always, be aware of your surroundings at all times, pay attention to alerts issued by the university, and call 911 in the event of an emergency.

The UNCW Police Department patrols campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Environmental Health & Safety Department also provides leadership and guidance about campus safety, security and emergency preparedness. Preserving and protecting our community is a campus-wide effort, and we all must do our part - employees and students alike - to support this important work.

Best wishes for a safe and productive semester!


David M. Donaldson
Chief of Police