The North Carolina Central University Police Department is housed primarily at the Police and Public Safety Building (2010 Fayetteville St.). The campus is patrolled 365 days a year by sworn police officers and security officers. Our primary objective is to provide a safe and secure environment within which students, faculty, and staff can live, learn, and work.
All sworn officers are professionally trained and certified by the state of North Carolina, with the same authority and right to bear arms and arrest as any law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina. The NCCU Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency with the same authority on campus as a municipal officer (per NCGS 116-40.5). Through a recent agreement, the City of Durham extended jurisdiction to include the city limits with all powers as law enforcement officers. The department maintains a close partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in implementing and coordinating campus law enforcement operations.
The department maintains accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The CALEA accreditation program provides public safety agencies with an opportunity to voluntarily meet an established set of professional standards, which require:
- Comprehensive and uniform written directives that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities
- Reports and analyses to make fact-based and informed management decisions
- Preparedness to address natural or man-made critical incidents
- Community relationship-building and maintenance
- Independent review by subject matter experts
- Continuous pursuit of excellence through annual reviews and other assessment measures
The department provides a full range of police services, including, but not limited to, investigating all crimes committed in and around its jurisdiction, making arrests, providing crime prevention/community services programs, enforcing traffic laws, and maintaining crowd control for campus special events.